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 […]