New Delhi (Mizzima) – Customers of an Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Burma, could not access the internet this morning as the Myanmar Teleport server broke down.
The customers of the 'Bagan Cyber'-turned-'Myanmar Teleport' could not access the internet since 7 a.m. today.
"Our technicians are trying to fix the technical snag in one of our server cables. Our office staff also cannot access the internet and it is uncertain whether the problem will be fixed today,'' a staff from 'Myanmar Teleport' told Mizzima.
There are 3 ISPs in Burma, and the other two are the Ministry of Post and Telegraph-owned ISP, popularly known as MPT server and Information Technology Central Services (ITCS) owned server.
All these ISPs are tightly controlled by the military regime. ITCS was established in 2007, while 'Myanmar Teleport' is the first privately-owned ISP. It has been controlled by the military regime since former spy chief and PM Gen. Khin Nyunt was ousted from his post.
"Our internet café has opened at 7 o'clock this morning. Bagan server is out of service and we are now running on MPT server," a staff from 'Ameiein' (Mom's home) internet café in Rangoon said.
Similarly a staff from Shwemantaung internet café said, "We have only Bagan server and it has been out of service since this morning. So we had to close our café."
The regime is now building a silicon valley in Pyinoolwin, Mandalay Division, called 'Yadanabon Cyber City'. It will serve as the sole nationwide ISP in Burma.