Myanmar mobile growth beats expectations with 18.1m active users

Myanmar’s burgeoning mobile market expanded to at least 18.1 million active users by the end of March 2015, more than double the figure reported a year ago and up from an estimated 4.4 million subscribers in March 2013. Until August 2014 the market was served by a single state-owned provider, Myanmar Post and Telecommunication (MPT), […]

MPT picks up speed in telecoms race

State-owned telco Myanma Posts and Telecommunications lost its monopoly on the telecoms market last year, joining a three-horse race with international entrants Ooredoo and Telenor. As the incumbent, MPT was first out of the starting gate. After signing a partnership with Japan’s KDDI Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation, it has quickly moved to modernise its operations […]

MPT disappoints customers with new charges

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) is introducing new rates for internet, calls and SMS services on January 12. The MPT customers will pay Ks 10,000 for subscriptions to use the new programme, called “Swe Thahar”, and they will be charged Ks 25 per call, Ks 15 per SMS and Ks 15 per MB for the […]