MPT has Myanmar’s fastest mobile speeds

Myanmar’s MPT has the fastest internet speeds among the nation’s major mobile operators, according to a new report from Ookla’s Speedtest service. An analysis of the results of user-initiated tests over the Speedtest Android and iOS mobile apps indicates that MPT had an overall speed score of 11.45 during the first half of the year. […]

Internet Use Is On The Rise In Myanmar, But Better Options Are Needed

Myanmar is one of the great internet stories of recent years, with millions of people coming online after decades of being virtually cut off from the rest of the world due to government oppression. In less than a decade, the country’s digital population has soared, with 97% growth in internet users in a single year […]

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 […]

Myanmar insurance to thrive with competition and free market

U Myo Min Thu is the Managing Director of AYA Myanmar Insur­ance (AMI), one of the top three private insurers in Myanmar. AMI was created in 2013 follow­ing the liberalization of economic policy which permitted private insur­ers to enter the market. AMI is the insurance arm of AYA Financial Group, a conglomerate which also owns […]

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 operator rolls out 4G/LTE service

YANGON – Myanmar’s state-owned telecommunications operator MPT, collaborating with Japan’s KDDI Corp and Sumitomo Corp, announced Monday the launch of ultrafast 4G/LTE mobile data service. The operator, in a statement, said its “LTE+” service will be initially available in the country’s capital Naypyitaw, its largest city Yangon and its second largest city Mandalay, expanding to […]

Myanmar telecom competition heats up with 4G push

MYANMAR’S three telecommunications operators, buoyed by the burgeoning ranks of smartphone users, have intensified their efforts to provide 4G/Long-Term Evolution (LTE) services with the sales hook of faster data connections. Myanma Posts and Telecommunications, the nation’s leading telecommunications operator, on Monday launched Myanmar’s fastest data service, dubbed LTE+, with the 1.8GHz spectrum that was recently […]

Ooredoo to Roll Out Faster 4G in ‘Most Cities’ After it Secures 1800 MHz Spectrum

Telco Ooredoo has said its 4G network could get up to twice as fast after the operator acquired two blocks of 1800 megahertz spectrum last month. Qatari-backed Ooredoo paid $80 million for 2 x 10 megahertz blocks of the 1800 megahertz spectrum band under the same terms as rival operators Telenor, MPT and Vietnamese-backed newcomer […]

Local Job Site JobNet Secures 7-Digit Investment on the Back of ‘Lightning’ Fast Growth

Local job website JobNet.com.mm has secured a 7-digit investment from an un­disclosed “global institu­tion fund” experienced in frontier markets, said the company’s CEO. The undisclosed in­vestment will be used to “ramp up” JobNet’s mar­keting and product de­velopment as online job applications experience a surge in popularity amid the country’s internet connectivity boom. “We are delighted […]

Myanmar Allocates 1.8GHz Spectrum with $80m Price Point

Myanmar’s four operators have each been allocated 2x40MHz blocks of technology neutral spectrum in the 1.8GHz band by the country’s Post and Telecommunications Department (PTD). The department has set the price of a 2x10MHz block at $80 million through a direct allocation method. If an operator chooses to acquire the airwaves they will be required […]