MPT TO LAUNCH MPT IP-VPN SERVICE

[:en]A HIGH-QUALITY NATIONWIDE CORPORATE NETWORK, AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MYANMAR

(Yangon, February 29, 2016) MPT has announced the launch of its IP-VPN (Virtual Private Network) service for its corporate clients. MPT’s IP-VPN is provided using its high-quality nationwide IP network, also used for its 3G network, the largest in Myanmar. The first client to use it is CB Bank, the prominent Myanmar financial service provider.

On one hand, compared with conventional internet connected VPN, MPT IP-VPN’s security and quality are significantly better, thanks to a dedicated closed network. On the other hand, corporate networks usually use private lines, or leased lines, but MPT’s IP-VPN is more flexible, easier to expand and less expensive to operate. Taking these advantages in consideration, IP-VPN networks are now the standard for corporate accesses all over the world.

The main features of the MPT IP-VPN are as follows:

  • High security due to a closed network
  • High availability thanks to guaranteed bandwidth and QoS (Quality of Service), with associated SLA (Service Level Agreement)
  • 24H / 365D supervision and monitoring
  • Lower costs compared to leased line network
  • Flexible and easy network expansion
  • Wide coverage (nationwide service deployment)

IP-VPN is enriching a significant B2B services portfolio. Mobile solutions (for voice, data and SMS) and fixed services (data accesses, landlines) provided by MPT are already used by numerous companies in their day-to-day businesses. MPT will continue its development and helps companies to communicate freely, grow their activities and take part in the global economy.

Mr. Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-Joint Operations commented, “With the rapid economic development in Myanmar, demand for sophisticated corporate communication networks has been increasing continuously. By launching the IP-VPN Service, the best way to deliver an inexpensive and secure corporate network service nationwide, we would be glad to contribute to the further development of Myanmar, by providing the best services to national and international companies based in Myanmar. ”

Mr.Kyaw Aung Soe of Head of infrastructure and network of CB Bank, the first customer of MPT IP-VPN, added, “We have chosen MPT IP-VPN service, because it offers us the high level of security, and the high level. The ease of deployment for further extensions in the future is also really attractive. I’m sure that it will contribute to our business growth”

MPT is currently expanding its IP-VPN service area from the 3 cities of Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyidaw to other locations and will communicate in a close future about new openings. To meet customers’ demands, MPT is also working on additional products, especially a remote access through mobile and an international extension.[:]

MPT To Light Up Monastic Education Schools in Mandalay, Sagaing and Magway

Donates Solar Lanterns to Classrooms to Help Improve Students’ Learning Experience

(Mandalay, Myanmar, 25 February, 2016) – MPT, Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications operator, held ceremony at the Phaung Daw Oo Monastic Education School in Mandalay today in conjunction with its donation of 837 solar lanterns designed to provide light and electricity to monastic schools in the region. The solar lanterns, which are also scheduled to be distributed to schools in the neighboring regions of Sagaing and Magway, will be set up in classrooms and the schools’ facilities to help improve students’ learning experience.

The donation was made possible by the generous contributions of MPT customers who successfully made their bids at the recent MPT Vanity Numbers Auction, a CSR initiative to raise funds to provide the solar lanterns. The auction attracted 164 people with bids going as high as Ks.22 Million each on 126 highly-coveted numbers with 5-7 repeated digits.

“Thanks to the generous contributions and goodwill of MPT customers, we are able to make a positive difference for these monastic schools that provide free education to underprivileged students. This innovative initiative brings light and electricity to those who would otherwise not have access and demonstrates our commitment to improve the lives of the Myanmar people and the economically disadvantaged. Following our successful charity auction, we are pleased to see the culmination of this CSR initiative supporting the growth and development of bright young minds here,” enthused Mr.Yoshiaki Benino, Chief Operation Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operation.

The solar lanterns will be distributed through the Phaung Daw Oo Monastic Education School to the respective townships in the regions where the monastic schools that do not have electricity are located.

Accepting the contribution of solar lanterns for the monastic schools was the Venerable Sayardaw Bhaddanta Nayaka, Head Monk of Phaung Daw Oo Monastery and the Mandalay Region Executive for Monastic Education. “We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to MPT and its customers for the charitable donation to help improve the classroom conditions for our students. The kind support means a lot for the monastic schools and their students as they are now able to pursue their studies in a better and brighter environment,” said Sayardaw.

Also in attendance at the ceremony were Mr. Shinjiro Hara, Chief Financial Officer of MPT-KGSM Joint Operation, senior members of the monastic order in Phaung Daw Oo and school administrators.

The solar lanterns are products of Panasonic known as “Eneloop Solar Storage” units. Made of solar panels, storage batteries, and light-emitting diodes (LED), they store energy generated during the day, which can then be used to power the LED lights for 6 to 8 hours during the night or in low-light conditions when it is cloudy or raining. Each unit can function up to 24 hours on a single five-hour charge and has a unit lifetime of up to five years. Batteries for the units are replaceable, hence reducing operations cost as well as the need for maintenance. The solar storage units have the added capability to charge small mobile devices such as mobile phones via a USB port, allowing these isolated local communities to stay connected.

For more information on MPT’s CSR initiatives to improve the lives of communities around Myanmar, please visit https://www.mpt.com.mm/en/whats-new/csr-activities/ to learn more.

MPT launches “Data Myar Nae Nya” – Night Time Data Package

[:en]MPT offers attractive data unit prices to night-time data users

Yangon, Myanmar, February 19, 2016– Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar, has announced the launch of “Data Myar Nae Nya,” a night time data package promotion targeting users who regularly use the internet between the hours of 11pm and 7am. This attractively priced data promotion is available between February 22 and March 31st.

“Data Myar Nae Nya” can be used by all MPT Swe Thahar, GSM and WCDMA users. There are three different data package options available:

Package NameData VolumePrice (Ks.)USSD Code
1 night250 MB300*237*1#
7 nights1 GB1,000*237*2#
30 nights4 GB3,200*237*3#

Users who purchase the data package can use the allowance between 11pm and 7am each night; data will be consumed from the package before the main balance, other bonuses and packages (i.e. Standard Internet Package).

By purchasing this night time package, users will benefit from MPT’s strengthened 3G9+ network and can experience hours of joy on data from only 80 Pyars/MB.

Mr Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operation, said “MPT is always striving to improve customer services, and we want to make sure we offer economically attractive options for all of our customers, including those that need to access data at night rather than during the day. Customer service improvement and customer satisfaction is a top MPT priority for 2016.We have expanded our network, and are now successfully providing 3G to 92% of Myanmar’s population. Now, with this data package promotion our customers can enjoy this quality internet with a small price tag. With this affordable data package, people can play video games, watch videos and use data consuming apps however they like”.

Terms and Conditions

If a user switches from Swe Thahar to base tariff, the “Data Myar Nae Nya Package” may not be used. However, if the user switches to base tariff, then back to Swe Thahar within the package validity period, the user will be able to continue to enjoy the package. MPT also applies the ‘Fair Usage Policy,’ where every night is equivalent to 8 hours, subscribers will have validity periods of 8 hours, 56 hours and 240 hours for 1 night, 7 nights and 30 nights packages respectively. When the users purchase “1 night” package, they will benefit from 8 hours of use within the eligible time frame from 11:00pm to 7:00am. There is a fair usage policy applied upon subscription time. The customers can enjoy 8 hours of usage regardless of subscription time and the remaining time will be continued to the following night.

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Scenario 1 – Customer buys “Data Myar Nae Nya – 1 Night Package” before 11:00pm, he/she can enjoy total 8 hours data service from 11:00pm till 7:00am.

Scenario 2 – Customer buys “Data Myar Nae Nya – 1 Night Package” at 11:30 pm, he/she can enjoy total 8 hours data service from 11:30am till 7:00am and they can enjoy remaining 30 minutes from 11:00pm to 11:30am of the following night.

Scenario 3 – If the customer buys “Data Myar Nae Nya – 1 Night Package” at 4:00am, he/she can enjoy total 8 hours data service from 4:00am to 7:00am and they can enjoy remaining 5 hours from 11:00pm to 4:00am.[:]

Buy Samsung Galaxy J Series (J1 2016) and enjoy 400 MB Data Usages, 60 Mins Calls and 100 SMS for 6 months

[:en]When customers buy any new Samsung Galaxy J1 2016 during the promotion period, they can enjoy a free MPT Sim Card with free 400 MB Data Usage, 60 Mins (On-net: MPT to MPT ) Call and 100 SMS (On-net: MPT to MPT), if they top up at least Ks.1,000 per month (including the first month). This free bonus 400 MB, 60 Mins and 100 SMS will only be given once per month, up to 6 months from activation.

Promotion will be valid till further notice.[:]

MPT Opens Brand New Flagship Store at Sule Pagoda, Yangon

[:en]MPT Opens Brand New Flagship Store at Sule Pagoda, Yangon

The first of over 100 new MPT Branded Stores by March 2016

 (Yangon, February 10, 2016) Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar, today celebrated the opening of a brand new flagship store in Myanmar’s culture and business hub, Yangon. The new store, situated on the corner of Bo Sun Pat Street and Mahabandoola Road, near Sule Pagoda, is the first of over 100 MPT Branded Stores MPT will be opening by the end of March 2016, to offer even more points of sale and face-to-face customer services including lost or damaged SIM cards replacement to their 18 million+ users.

MPT has more than 80,000 points of sale in Myanmar, at which customers can purchase MPT SIM cards, buy top up credit, receive information and find out more about MPT’s other services and promotions.

Mr. Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operation, said, “MPT is dedicated to improving customer services for all MPT users in 2016. We have expanded our network, and are now successfully providing 3G network to 92% of Myanmar’s population, and we are increasing the number of over the counter services – we will open over 100 MPT Branded Stores the end of March this year. We understand the importance of offering face to face services to our users, and this new flagship store is right in the heart of Yangon, to be easily accessible for residents and those passing through. Please keep track of our new store news via Facebook and LINE and look at our website to find a store near you.”

New MPT Branded Stores in major locations by March 2016

  • Yangon Region – 40th Street, Thingangyun, Shwegonedine
  • Mandalay Region – Aung Myay Thar Zin Tsp (Mandalay), Pyin Oo Lwin, Nyaung Oo, Meikhtila, Myingyan and Mogoke
  • Sagaing Region – Monywa, Hteechink and Yae Oo
  • Bago Region – Bago, Pyay, Min Hla, Lapadan and Paukkhong
  • Magwe Region – Magwe, Taungdwingyi, Chauk, Pakuko
  • Ayeywarwaddy Region – Pathin, Hinthada, Zalun, Bogalay, Phyarpone,
  • Thanintharyi Region – Dawei, Myeik, Kawthaung and Palaw
  • Kachin State – Myitkyina, Tanine and Pharkhant
  • Kaya State – Loikaw
  • Kayin State – Hpa-an, Kawkareik, Myawaddy, Kyarinseikkyi,
  • Chin State – Hakha
  • Mon State – Kyaikhto, Mudon, Thanphyzayat, Mawlamyaing
  • Rakhine State – Sitwee, Maungdaw and Thandwe
  • Shan (East) – Kyen Tong, Mone Hsat and Tachilake
  • Shan (South) – Taunggyi, Nyaung Shwe, Ayetharyar and Nham Sam
  • Shan (North) Lashio and Muse

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Buy Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 and enjoy 777MB for 6 months

[:en](Yangon, February 08, 2016) When customers buy any new Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 during the promotion period, they will be given a free MPT sim card with free 777MB per month, if they top up at least Ks.1,000 per month (including first month). This free 777MB of data will only be given once per month, up to 6 months from activation.

Promotion will be valid till further notice.[:]

MPT hosting MPT Mobile Seminar to share tips with Myanmar people how to use smartphone safely and efficiently

[:en]Yangon, Myanmar, February 4, 2016– Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar, announced today that they will hold 56 Mobile Seminars on mobile use and internet safety across in central region and delta region in Myanmar between February 8thand March 9th 2016. The seminars will be held at schools, universities and industrial zones in 28 townships in Myanmar. MPT team will explain how to utilize smartphones safely and economically to their maximum potential, as part of MPT’s commitment to improving the lives of the Myanmar people.

During the seminars, MPT will explain the usefulness of smartphones, the possible problems caused by inappropriate usage of smart phone, the best use MPT services. MPT will also share the tips on how to control data usage and avoid unintentional surge.

Mr.Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operation, said “MPT recognizes that there has been rapid growth in smart phone use and the usage of mobile internet in recent years, but knowledge on internet security and awareness for cyber abuses have not improved at the same rate. We would like to achieve greater user awareness for all telecommunications customers, by explaining how to use smart phones responsibly, sharing tips on internet safety, and making sure our customers know how to use all of our services.”

From April 2016, MPT will conduct more MPT Mobile Seminars in all the places where MPT Branded Shops are located. The seminars will be held at the following townships.

Ayeyarwaddy Region –

Ma U Bin, Phyapone, Bogalay, Mawlamyaing Gyun, Nyaung Tone, Pathein, Nga Pu Taw, Labutta, Myaung Mya, Wakema, Yegyi, Kyounpaw, Ingapu, Kyaingyin, and Hinthada.

Mandalay Region –

Aung Myay Thar Zan, Chan Aye Thar Zan, Pyigyitagone, Mahar Aung Myay, Patheingyi, Chan Mya Tharsi, Pyin Oo Lwin, Meikhtila, Kyaukse, Myinchan, Pakkoku, Nyaung Oo and Kyauk Pa Daung.[:]

Auto Telephone numbers will be changed to update exchanges

[:en]Auto Telephone numbers will be changed to update exchanges Thingangyun, Thuwunna, South Okkalapa and Yankin In Yangon

Yangon, Myanmar, 01 February, 2016 – Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) announced that they need to change the auto telephone numbers to upgrade the exchanges in order to solve the problem of not being able to place outgoing calls since January 27, 2016 at Thinganyun, Thuwunna, South Okkalapa and Yankin in Yangon. The auto telephone numbers will be changed starting from February 10, 2016 as follows.

Exchange AreaExisting Auto Telephone NumberNew Auto Telephone NumberDate
Thingangyun560XXX

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February 10, 2016
Thuwunna

South Okkalapa

Yankin

560XXX

561XXX

562XXX

563XXX

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565XXX

566XXX

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2330XXX

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MPT would like to apologize to our customers for any inconvenience.[:]