The state owned Myanmar Posts & Telecommunications (MPT) has set up a master plan covering 1990 to 2010 to completely upgrade the national telecommunication system. Rapid advances in technology over the past 10 years should allow the country to achieve dramatic strides in improving its telecommunications system. Expansion of Myanmar‘s telephone network to Thailand's level (29 people per telephone) would require 1.4m new lines. At a cost of US$1,200 per line, even an expansion of 500,000 lines to meet the current waiting list would cost at least US$600 million.
Such plan offers international operators and suppliers vast contract opportunities. The Myanmar Government is considering to permit direct foreign participation in the telecommunication sector.
Myanmar's Computer industry is in its infant stage. As international companies have begun to come in and settling in Myanmar, the demand for technological support such as office automation and computer will be increased definitely.