MPT flexes in telco fray as lower rate plan announced

MPT announced new rates with its Swe Thahar plan on January 9, as the state-owned telco continues modernisation efforts against growing competition from Ooredoo and Telenor. The Swe Thahar plan changes service charges and internet costs, as well as the fees for SMS and voice calls, and will start on January 12. “Current customers can […]

MPT revamp begins with Japanese partners

MPT revealed its joint management team with its Japanese partners last week as competition in the mobile sector heats up. State-owned MPT’s joint operations agreement with Japanese telecoms provider KDDI and congomerate Sumitomo took effect this month, after being finalised in July following months of negotiation. MPT had a monopoly on mobile phone services in […]

MPT promises a new era with KDDI

Consumers have been told to look out for a “reborn” Myanma Posts and Telecommunications, following the July 17 marriage with Japan’s KDDI telco and Sumitomo Corporation. “MPT has had a long existence in Myanmar but has no experience in competing with others,” said U Khin Maung Tun, MPT’s general manager. “There is no experience in […]