The Myanmar Military’s Planned “intranet” Is Likely To Fail

The Myanmar Military’s Planned “intranet” Is Likely To Fail

A report by the International Crisis Group says that Myanmar’s military is developing a local intranet system to limit access to the internet.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • The regime will control the service via Myanmar-based companies. It may allow some businesses to bypass the controls through a “dedicated internet access” connection if they agree to the military’s terms.
  • Since the coup, the military has gradually ramped up internet shutdowns and limited internet access to fiber data connections.
  • Most internet users in Myanmar access the web through mobile data, and only a fraction of the population has access to fiber data connections.
  • People in Myanmar have found ways to bypass many of these restrictions, mostly by relying on virtual private networks or VPNs.
  • In Myanmar, demand and internet searches for VPNs have increased significantly since the coup.

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