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Cisco to set up tech training centers in Burma

8 March 2013

US company Cisco Systems plans to establish two network training centers in Burma, as global technology companies begin to move into one of the least-connected places on Earth. The announcement on Thursday came on the heels of a USAID-sponsored delegation of executives from Cisco, Google, HP, Intel and Microsoft to the fast-opening country. Levels of cellphone use are lower in Burma than in North Korea. The government has made reform of its telecommunications sector, which was long dominated by crony businesses, a priority. Bids from 91 companies from around the world for two nationwide telecom licenses are now under consideration.—AP