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MPT takes 4G coverage to 256 Myanmar townships

State-owned MPT, the largest mobile operator in Myanmar, announced it expanded LTE-Advanced service to 40 additional townships, taking its mobile broadband coverage to 256 townships. Reizo Umeda, MPT’s chief commercial officer, said in a statement: “We are pleased to announce that we have surpassed the 250-township mark this month, which is a huge jump from […]

Competition among telcos leading to better pricing in Myanmar

After emerging from state-owned monopoly, Myanmar’s telecommunications sector is now a growing market for four competitors: state-owned Myanma Posts and Telecom (MPT), Norway-based Telenor, Qatar-based Oredoo, and MyTel, a partnership of local and foreign entities. The number of mobile-phone users in Myanmar now totals 56.8 million. Of this number MPT has 22 million subscribers, Telenor […]

Yangon govt to act against messy overhead cables

The Yangon Regional Government says it is going to take action against telecommunications companies for untidy telecom cables that crisscross roads and streets, Daw Nilar Kyaw, minister of electricity, industry, transportation and telecommunication said during the sitting of the regional assembly last Thursday. “We will be going to take action against the telecoms companies that […]

Fixed broadband next phase of growth in Myanmar telecomms: ZTE

Yan Xiao, CEO of ZTE Myanmar, is convinced the next big area of growth in the Myanmar telecommunications sector lies in high-speed, fixed broadband internet. With competition in the mobile space getting more intense, now is a good time for internet service providers (ISPs) to consider offering high-speed, fixed broadband (FBB) services to retain customers […]

Myanmar telecoms tower deal puts TPG in pole position

TOKYO — U.S. private equity firm TPG has finalized a deal that marks its most ambitious investment in Myanmar and the biggest consolidation yet in the country’s fast-growing telecommunication infrastructure sector. Under an agreement that gained Naypyitaw’s approval last month but has yet to be announced, TPG, majority owner of Apollo Towers Myanmar, the country’s […]

Linking small merchants with buyers in Myanmar

SPURRED on by increased data consumption in line with rising sales of smartphones in Myanmar, e-commerce operator Barlolo.com is planning nationwide expansion, its top executives say. Min Min, chief operating officer of 3KO Ventures Co, which operates Barlolo.com, said in an exclusive interview that more than 50,000 people typically visit the website each month to […]

MPT Expands FTTH Service to Downtown Yangon

MPT announced that it is launching the next phase of its Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Internet Rollout Plan. MPT is now covering the whole of downtown Yangon, enabling families to access high-quality and modern internet infrastructure. In addition, there is no initial fees for new customers during the promotion period until the 25th of […]

KDDI Brings Japanese Telecoms Technology & Know-how to Myanmar

TOKYO, Jul 5, 2018 – (ACN Newswire) – KDDI CORPORATION is implementing telecoms business operations in Myanmar, together with Sumitomo Corporation and Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT). As smartphones come into widespread use in Myanmar, demand for social networking services (SNS), video sharing services and content use is increasing. MPT has been offering LTE+ high-speed […]

Can Myanmar support 5 mobile players?

In the four years since the Myanmar government opened up the mobile industry to outside competition, the nation has experienced an economic revival across many sectors driven, in part, by its vastly improved communications network. Mobile penetration (based on unique users) jumped from 12 per cent in the middle of 2014 (about the same level […]

Vietnam’s Viettel announces business strategy for Myanmar operations

Vietnam’s Viettel Group unveiled on Monday the business strategy for Mytel, its Myanmar-based telecom company, which will begin operations this Saturday, June 9. Mytel will focus on the data segment and new digital services, with D-A-T-A being its motto. “[This] stands for D-igital & new services, A-dvanced technology, T-rustworthy, A-ffordable & various services,” the company […]