MPT Installs Fiber Internet Service in Downtown Yangon

On August 1 My­anmar Post and Telecommunica­tion (MPT) introduced its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) internet service in Pabedan, a township in downtown Yangon.

If there is a sustained de­mand for FTTH, MPT will extend its services to other townships, such as Latha and Kyauktada, U Thein Hoke, Deputy Chief Com­mercial Officer, told Myan­mar Business Today.

“If Yangon residents demonstrate in interest, we will extend the FTTH service to more neighbor­hoods,” U Thein Hoke said. Extending the access of FTTH is a large-scale construction project as it involves destroying exist­ing infrastructure, lay­ing cable, and rebuilding. “Providing FTTH cover­age across the city will take time.”

Because MPT built the FTTH’s service net­work infrastructure in Pabedan, neighborhoods near Boyoke Aung San Road, Merchant Road,Sule Pagoda Road and Shwedagon Road will have the best access to the service until more fiber optic cables are laid.

Besides Yangon, MPT hopes to strengthen FTTH service to Myanmar’s oth­er burgeoning commer­cial regions by the second quarter of 2018, according to announcement of MPT.

The initial installation fee is K200,000. The first package of 5 Mps costs K69,000 and 10Mps package costs K109,000.

The FTTH internet ser­vice in Pabedan has a very wide capacity that is sup­ported by 500 Wi-Fi rout­ers.

Norwegian telecom op­erator, Telenor, is con­sidering offering a FTTH service. They are only evaluating timetables, im­plementation, and other logistical factors, accord­ing to Alex Nyi Nyi Aung, Telenor’s Public Relation Manager.

Source: Myanmar Business Today

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