Mobile penetration in Myanmar rose from less than 10 percent in 2013 to more than 90 percent in 2016. It is likely to cross 100 percent penetration rate – one phone per person – by 2017.
In 2014, there was basic voice and mostly 2G data. SIM cards were priced at $100-200 when purchased in the black market. Within a span of only two years, high quality voice and 3G coverage is now available across most of the country while SIM cards cost K1,500, or just over a dollar.