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Uber open war Hello Cabs, Oway Ride and Grab for cash in Myanmar

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Tinuku ~ Uber prepared a special strategy to compete in the Myanmar market. San Francisco-based technology companies are increasingly seriously entering the Southeast Asian market and have launched open attacks on the Hello Cabs and Oway Ride market bases as local and Grab holders from Singapore in the Myanmar market.

Tinuku Uber open war Hello Cabs, Oway Ride and Grab for cash in Myanmar

Sam Bool, General Manager of Uber's expansion for Southeast Asia, said partnerships with local taxi drivers and labor organizations are key and unique in Myanmar. The service started in a small market, but potentially lucrative for the future.

"With government support from day one strong, the driver knows we fully comply with the rules," Bool said.

Uber typically marks someone with cars and drivers as a worldwide procedure, but now adopts the Grab operating model in Myanmar as a country of more than 50 million people who have emerged from military rule for decades.

Grab says it works with a small group of taxi drivers in Yangon and will scale up gradually. But Uber has a reputation as an aggressive startup and is often in open conflict with the taxi industry around the world and many end up closing in some countries regarding regulatory issues.

Indonesia is the largest transport service market in Southeast Asia, but the growth of the mobile services market in Myanmar should also not be ignored. Internet penetration has exploded 90 percent and more and more people are turning to mobile apps and services.

Hello Cabs and Oway Ride as local startups and Grab has operated in Myanmar, although many residents do not yet have credit cards. Bool says the Uber drivers will receive cash or a local bank transfer. In many other markets, Uber users pay via credit card connected to the app.

Bool refused to say how much Uber investment or what was expected in Myanmar, but he said the company could help the government improve the quality of 70,000 taxis in Yangon that many do not have seat belts and air conditioners.

Uber's expansion into Myanmar coincided with a push by authorities to improve public transport, starting with a bus network in Yangon. Bool says plans to provide services to passengers in areas where public transport is not well developed.

"We can move millions of people in Yangon without adding a single car.Uber is working with the Yangon government to integrate its services into the bus network," said Bool.

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