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Seeking its day in the sun

Singapore startup SolarHome taps record demand in Myanmar for Internet connectivity - through solar power.

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SolarHome does business by renting out "electricification-in-a-box". These units hold a small solar panel with a battery that soaks up enough sunlight to power a single household's electricity needs - including phone charging - for about six hours every night.

IT IS often said that in Myanmar, you don't have the Internet. You have Facebook.

That folksy view of the Internet may mask the fact that since 2016, an estimated 90 per cent of the country's 54 million people have been armed with a basic smartphone to connect with one another online.

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