Impact of Mobile Telephones on Rural Livelihoods in Northern Myanmar

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Announcing: Khaing, Mya Kay and John Walsh, “Impact of Mobile Telephones on Rural Livelihoods in Northern Myanmar,” The Myanmar Journal, Vol.4, No.1 (2017), available at: http://www.komyra.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=articles&wr_id=62&page=0&page=0.

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: The topic of this research is the impact of Mobile telephones on Rural Livelihoods in Northern Myanmar: A Study of Patheingyi and Madaya Townships, Mandalay Division. Survey Questionnaires forms were conducted with 494 respondents from 600 sample size actively involved in and were analyzed using PSPP.  The findings of this study are that on telecommunications use, benefits, and constraints in Mandalay Division – has helped illuminate the economic and social impacts of telecommunications market liberalization. Modes of communication are changing, new business ventures are emerging, and mobile phones are becoming a part of everyday life. In this report focuses on not only by exploring the ongoing impacts of increasing telephone access, but also by investigating the constraints imposed by complementary infrastructure, and patterns of internet uptake.

Key Words : Impact, Mobile Phones, Rural Livelihoods, Assets, information Communications Technology, Myanmar

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