MPT Expands into Mobile Payments

Telecom operator MPT has expanded into mobile payment services with the introduction on January 28 of mobile financial app MPT Money, which the company hopes will enable greater access to financial solutions across Myanmar. The app will allow users to make electronic financial transactions such as OTC remittance, wallet services, mobile top-ups for MPT and […]

MPT Begins Rollout of LTE+ Network, Targets 30 Cities Across the Country by September

State owned telco MPT has begun roll­ing out its new Long Term Evolution network in Myanmar’s largest cit­ies, which, the company says, can be up to twice as fast as traditional 4G/LTE networks. Known as LTE+, the new network will enable download and uploads on mobile devices up to 10 times faster than a standard […]

Myanmar mobile leaps along

Much talk in the telecoms market has been dedicated to the digital leapfrog: the almighty hop from legacy technology to a mobile-first future. Myanmar’s operators – state-owned incumbent Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), Ooredoo and Telenor – have seen subscriber figures jump by millions over the past few years; and though coverage rates have climbed […]

MPT, KDDI ink US$2 billion deal

Japanese mobile carrier KDDI said that it planned to link up with trading house Sumitomo in deal to invest about US$2.0 billion in developing wireless networks in Myanmar, as the country opens up after years of military rule. The move will see the Japanese giants pair up for a joint venture with state-owned Myanma Posts […]