Telcos Discount Voice Calls and Data Rates During Lockdown Period

Telecommunications companies in Laos are to provide users with a 15 percent discount on voice calls and discounts on some data packages during the lockdown period.According to a notice issued by the Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority, the telecommunications companies will discount voice calls and some internet ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Star Fintech to make u-money cash transfers under poverty reduction project

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry signed a contract in February on the use of u-money to make grant payments to the beneficiaries of the Reducing Rural Poverty and Malnutrition Project. This project is one of several projects funded by loans from the World Bank.The ...

Times Reporters

Unitel Wins Speedtest Award for Fastest Mobile Network in Laos

Unitel has won the Speedtest Awards for mobile network speed during the second and third quarter of 2019.Ookla, the owner of the website, compared user-initiated tests taken on the Speedtest iOS and Android mobile apps from all the major mobile carriers in Laos during the award ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Unitel tests 5G at the highest speed

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Star Telecom Company (Unitel) has officially conducted a 5G test with a maximum speed of 1.7 Gbps, and is capable of reaching the highest speed of 2.5Gbps when combined with 4G (using the dual connection feature to help transmit data simultaneously ...

News Desk

Lao Telecom tests 5G technology

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Lao Telecommunications Public Company (Lao Telecom) has begun tests of the new 5G technology, the much-touted high-speed fifth generation communication network.A test took place yesterday at the company’s headquarters in Vientiane and was attended by Lao Telecom’s board of directors and ...

News Desk

E-Commerce Benefits Require Access, Digital Connectivity At Right Cost in Laos

Barriers such as costs and strength of connectivity, infrastructure, facilitation must be overcome so ongoing development of e-Commerce in Laos can assist more women, small firms, people with physical disabilities, and those in isolated communities to benefit from trade, according to research from World Bank.Technology, e-Commerce, and connectivity mean the ...

The Laotian Times

Laos’ Online Connectivity Lagging Behind Peers As World Bank Research Reveals Extent

“Lao PDR is lagging significantly in terms of accessibility, quality, and affordability of internet services compared to other comparable regional economies,” a new report on digital connectivity states.The grim assessment comes via The World Bank’s latest report on the country’s online connectivity entitled Digital Connectivity in Lao PDR: Lagging Behind ...

The Laotian Times

Laos eyes potential as regional internet link

Laos could serve as an internet cable connector within the region in the future thanks to its geographic location, an internet policy maker has said.“It is possible that Laos could be a regional internet land link,” Director General of the Lao Internet Centre, Mr Keovisouk ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Costs of Cable: Laos Ranks Low, Has High-Price Broadband Connections

The Internet.  We all need it; the faster and cheaper the better.Mobile connections keep us moving, but the fastest speeds are still to be found via fiber optic cable.Now, a study looking at the cost of broadband by UK-based asserts that the cost of getting connected in Laos ...

The Laotian Times editors

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