MPT – Moving Myanmar Forward

MPT and KDDI-Sumitomo Joint Operations

MPT is the first and leading telecommunication operator in Myanmar, providing both fixed and mobile telecommunication services to individuals and enterprises. In July 2014, MPT signed a joint operations agreement with KDDI & Sumitomo to join forces in order to make access to mobile telecommunication easier for everyone in the country, to extend network coverage and to provide more people with a quality network using advanced technologies.

Since 1st September, MPT and KDDI-Sumitomo have formally commenced the Joint Operations. An investment of USD 2 billion has been planned for the operations, covering the entire spectrum of MPT’s infrastructure and services. MPT and KDDI-Sumitomo have also set up a joint leadership team, staffed at each level with one executive from MPT, and one from KDDI-Sumitomo, and now we, together, have started functioning as one organization.

Moving MPT Forward

Significant actions have been initiated to improve and expand mobile and fixed networks, and upgrade back-end infrastructure and international connectivity. Together, these actions and investments have already started showing tangible results in terms of improvement in the network’s quality of service. We have also launched the open market distribution model for SIM cards, which are now available in thousands of shops around the country. We will be selling 5 million SIM cards by the end of this year. Soon, Myanmar people will enjoy improved services, distribution, and enhanced customer care.

The New MPT – Moving Myanmar Forward

Today, we are launching our new corporate identity. It is the symbol of a new and resurgent MPT. The brand vision of Moving Myanmar Forward is at the heart of the definition of our new brand. Our new logo reflects the very essence of Myanmar, encompassing our commitment to reach all parts of the country. The brand forms a speech bubble, signifying MPT’s ambition to give a voice to everyone. The golden colour represents the Golden land of Myanmar, and our shining future, while the blue signifies MPT heritage, and our forward direction.

Our first brand concept – Open The Door – accompanies the release of our first TV Commercial. We believe in being the most reliable partner for the people of Myanmar, opening the door to opportunities and a better future. We will continue to deliver on our idea of One Connection, Infinite Possibilities. We are committed to connecting people to people, information to information, and country to country, uniting Myanmar into One – as the leading communication services provider.

Soon, our new presence will be seen across Myanmar. Our shops, communication and advertisement will reach all corners of the country. Stay tuned to our new communication channels: our new website is up now at, and our facebook page is live at

In celebration of the launch of our new brand, we will be offering a “double” bonus on our already running top-up bonus promotion. This promotion will last only two days – 13th and 14th September. Users will get 40% bonus on a top-up of 5,000 Kyats, and 60% bonus of top-ups of 10,000 Kyats or more. This bonus will remain valid till 30th September 2014.

MPT forms global partnership with KDDI and Sumitomo

MPT has successfully concluded a global partnership with two leading Japanese companies, KDDI and Sumitomo, to bring better communications and more advanced technologies to the people of Myanmar.

KDDI is the second largest mobile operator in Japan with more than 50 millions clients generating about 42 bn USD revenues. It has built it’s reputation in its home market by systematically providing the best customer experience and the state of the art customer care, while always providing the latest technology innovation.

Sumitomo is a global corporation involved in a wide range of business development activities. It has been present in Myanmar for more than 50 years. Together with KDDI, it is now committed to financially support all the necessary investments needed to improve and boost the telecom infrastructure development in our country.

With the help of its strong partners, MPT is now working hard to improve its network, further expand its coverage and strengthen its operations in order to beat its newly established competitors and provide the best telecommunication services to the Myanmar citizens.

The partnership that has been officially signed in Nay Pyi Taw on July 16 last month is already starting to bare tangible results, especially in areas that are important to MPT’s million customers, such as the quality and reliability of its communications.

With the aid and technical expertise of KDDI and Sumitomo, MPT has already been able to quickly raise the performance of the existing network to a level of service comparable to other ASEAN neighboring countries. The congestion of the 3G data network has been reduced (-20%), the capacity to make a successful call greatly improved (+20%) especially during peak hours and the call drop rate is stabilized to less than 1%.

“MPT is now improving its COMMUNICATION QUALITY and is able to bring more ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES to Myanmar thanks to its partnership with KDDI and Sumitomo” With its new partners, MPT is committed to go even further and will continue to improve the capacity of its network and the quality of its communication services. KDDI and Sumitomo have committed over USD 2 billion in investments to help upgrade and expand MPT’s network coverage nationwide.

Plans are currently in place to enhance the accessibility of MPT’s services for the people of Myanmar. Over the coming months, MPT plans to push millions of SIM cards into the market, making affordable SIM cards available at thousands of retail points nationwide. In addition, MPT plans to introduce new customer-centric services such as new dedicated hotlines and new attractive packages/plans in a very near future.

Without doubt, this new partnership will help to bring Myanmar forward.

MPT makes SIM cards more accessible

MPT plans to push over 5 million SIMs until the end of the year

Naypyitaw, Myanmar – 1st September, 2014 – MPT, the biggest telecom operator in Myanmar, has recently partnered with leading Japanese telecom operator KDDI and global conglomerate Sumitomo. As part of its commitment to increase telecom penetration in the country, MPT is planning to push over 5 million SIM cards by the end of the year. From September onwards, SIM cards will be available for sale at thousands of retail points covering all states and regions across the country, at the recommended price of 1,500 MMK. With this new and more modern distribution system, MPT is replacing the former lottery channel and making access to mobile phone communications easier for the public. Furthermore, as part of the efforts to make mobile services more accessible for everyone, MPT will soon introduce lower denomination top-up cards.

To celebrate this exciting news, MPT is offering a special promotion for GSM/WCDMA customers who top up from September 4th until September 12th . These customers will get 20% bonus credit for every 5000 Kyat denomination top-up and 30% bonus credit for every top-up of 10,000 Kyat and above. Thus, the more the customers top-up, the more bonus they get.

Together with its action to develop nationwide network coverage, MPT is committed towards making mobile services more accessible for all the people of Myanmar.