MPT Teams Up With MCF For Second Edition Of Myanmar Youth Technopreneurship Development Program

(Yangon, 19th October 2018) MPT today announced that it is again collaborating with the Myanmar Computer Federation (MCF) to organize the Myanmar Youth Technopreneurship Development Program 2019  where youth entrepreneur teams will compete by presenting their own telecommunications- or technology-inspired business solutions and plans to win seed funding worth 24 Million MMK. Making a return for the second consecutive year taking place between January and February 2019, the program aims to support the startup aspirations of youth, by providing them access to business skills training, capacity-building mentorship, and guidance on starting businesses, relevant to MPT’s expertise and running a successful enterprise.

To participate, teams are asked to identify a problem, propose a solution, and then supply their commercialization plan for a specific target audience. This is an incredibly important first step all businesses must undertake to be successful, and one of the many ways this program teaches real skills to participants. Teams with relevant business ideas or plans related to civic tech, agriculture technology, healthcare technology, societal/communal tech-based solutions, open-data solutions, education innovations, entertainment and economic business solutions are welcome to compete.

Youth teams nationwide can apply to enter the competition from 22 October to 31 December, 2018, after which 15 teams will be chosen each from Upper Myanmar (based in Mandalay), and Lower Myanmar (based in Yangon) regions. In January 2019, these teams will have a chance to present their product in front of the selection board. If successful, the final 10 shortlisted teams will have the opportunity to refine their business plans and undergo mentorship by renowned Myanmar entrepreneurial leaders through a special boot camp, and pitch their ideas to a board of judges and media at a final judging event in February, 2019. There will be a bigger incentive to be selected as one of the three winners this time around as the final prize of Ks 8,000,000 in seed funding is a significant increase over the previous year’s Ks 5,000,000 amount.

In addition, the winners will receive 6 months access to a co-working space with other successful local start-ups at MCF’s incubation centre, Kanaung Hub. They will also have the chance to work closely with mentors to further hone their skills in their bid to become successful startups.

Myanmar Technopreneurship Development Program 2019 Schedule:

Period/ DatesActivities
22 Oct – 31 Dec, 2018

Submission Deadline:

31 December, 2018

Applications period for interested teams

 

19th – 20th January, 2019 (Yangon)

 

15 teams selected from Lower Myanmar and to compete for final 5  teams representing Lower Myanmar
25th – 26th Jan, 2019 (Mandalay)15 teams selected from Upper Myanmar and to compete for final 5  teams representing Upper Myanmar
31st Jan – 8th Feb, 2019Special boot camp with business and technology entrepreneur mentors for 10 shortlisted teams
10th  February, 2019Final pitch by 10 final teams to panel of judges and

selection of 3 winning teams

March –  August, 2019Co working space for three winning teams at Kanaung Hub

“We are pleased to again be partnering with MPT for this unique program to inspire more youth entrepreneurship, particularly in the area of technology and telecommunications, in the country. There is a high demand for digital skills in Myanmar, with a lot of new solutions brought to the market by creative and driven young people. With the right approach, improved technical capability, planning and proper guidance from established entrepreneurs, a lot more of them can achieve the same commercial success,” said U Khun Oo, Chairman of Myanmar Computer Federation.

“Following last year’s successful Myanmar Youth Technopreneurship Program, MPT was eager to once again work with the MCF to help identify and support the development of the country’s most promising young entrepreneurs. The tech-savvy and business-minded youth of Myanmar are beginning to make their presence felt, driving innovations in the many areas, services and industries at the forefront of the monumental digital progress the country is experiencing. In line with our ‘Myanmar In Our Heart’ approach this year to all our activities and initiatives, which also encompasses supporting business incubation efforts, we want to unearth more talented local entrepreneurs and equip them with the necessary skills or knowhow to flourish and truly move Myanmar forwards,” said Mr. Yoshiaki Benino, Chief Operating Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations.

Similar to last year’s edition, teams will also benefit from the extensive media coverage on MPT and MCF Facebook pages, as well gain exposure through mass media coverage of their business ideas. A dedicated website and social media presence will be launched for the competition, and applications can be lodged online, through the respective MPT offices in states and regions around Myanmar.

For more information about the competition, application process and criteria please go to the official competition website at www.mmtechnopreneurship.com. MPT state and regional offices are also accepting applications and application locations can be found at: https://bit.ly/2ypVtMG. Interested teams may visit the official websites and Facebook pages of MPT and the MCF for further details.

MPT Launches Myanmar’s First Full-Scale eBook Service For Country’s Avid Readers

(Yangon, 17th October 2018) MPT today introduced Myanmar’s first full-scale eBook service, ‘MPT Books’, that will offer the country’s many readers convenient access to the largest digital library of published novels by famous authors, comics, magazines, and journals in Myanmar. The content, available via subscriptions for magazines and journals or purchase and rental for books, will be accessible via the service’s mobile app(*1) that can be downloaded by MPT users or on their devices and PCs via web browsers.(*1: Mobile app will be available in the end of October 2018.)

Joining up as partners for this first-of-its-kind service are Seiku Cho Cho, We Digital (Nga Dot Sar Pay), and more than 30 of Myanmar’s other well-known publishing houses, which are contributing thousands of eBook versions of compelling written publications. Featuring a variety of genres, ‘MPT Books’ will have available more than 600 novels/books at launch with thousands more to be added in the coming months, 24 journal and 26 magazine titles with hundreds of back issues to be accessed.

After accessing the ‘MPT Books’ web page (https://books.mpt.com.mm/ or direct dial “*7272#” to get MPT Books link via SMS) and completing the registration process through the service, new subscribers will receive a seven-day free trial for either the “magazine” or the “journal” packages. (*2) Once the free trial period ends, customers will need to pay the monthly subscription charge for the packages of just Ks 1,999 a month.

(*2: The “magazine” or the “journal” packages will be launched in November 2018)

Novels or books, many of which were written by Myanmar’s most cherished authors such as Chit Oo Nyo, Ma Sandar, Ma Thida (Sanchaung), and many more, can be purchased for affordable prices start from Ks 150 per book or rented for 48 hours each for up to 85% lower price of purchased book. Once downloaded, these books can be accessed both online and offline as well on-the-go. Readers can also enjoy a selection of free eBooks to experience the service before opting to rent or purchase from ‘MPT Books’ catalogue.

“While Myanmar boasts a high literacy rate of 90%, it is still a challenge for many here to find their favorite books or publications, due to the lack of physical bookstores in certain areas. To address this unmet demand for access to quality content, ‘MPT Books’, the first full-scale eBooks service in the country, offers the largest growing library of published Myanmar content and allows book lovers to browse, purchase and rent books according to their preferences to be read anytime, anywhere, at affordable rates. The new offering, which was made possible thanks to our tie-up with established publishers such as Seiku Cho Cho and We Digital (Nga Dot Sar Pay), demonstrates MPT’s commitment to providing services that enrich people’s lives. With the service’s huge and growing list of top published content, it is the perfect choice for literary fans nationwide,” said Mr. Reizo Umeda, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations.

 In conjunction with the service’s launch, there will be a lucky draw promotion campaign with subscribers to the service entered to win giveaways of exciting prizes such as the iPad 6 and Samsung Tab 10.1. The lucky draw period will be valid for users who register from 17 October to 11 November 2018. The winner will be announced later in November, 2018.

Moreover, MPT Books user can read Chit Oo Nyo’s book for Free until 11th of November.

The ‘MPT Books’ can be accessed from https://books.mpt.com.mm. A single account registration and subscription allows access to the service for up to five mobile devices at the same time, either through the respective iOS or Android devices, or through web browsers.

For more information on ‘MPT Books’ or other services, call 106 or visit www.mpt.com.mm and MPT Official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mptofficialpage

Lo Ta Ya Thandingyut Lucky Draw Program Offering Attractive Prizes And Overseas Trips

(Yangon, 15th October 2018) MPT today launched a lucky draw program in conjunction with its recently-refreshed Lo Ta Ya, to offer users across the country opportunities to win amazing prizes including Apple iPhone XS Max and Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus smartphones. Also on offer through the special travel lucky draw, are trips to Hanoi and Ha Long Bay in Vietnam as well as Phuket in Thailand.

Users just need to access Lo Ta Ya application or Lo Ta Ya web page https://lotaya.mpt.com.mm/ on an MPT network-connected device to enter the daily and weekly draws between 15 October and 31 December, 2018.  Users can also enter for the travel lucky draws via the application or the page which will be conducted from 15 October to 14 November, 2018. Three pairs of tickets each are up for grabs for the December trips to Vietnam or Thailand, with the winners for these to be announced at the end of the draw period in mid-November. Details of the lucky draw prizes as per below:

Daily Lucky Draws (Period: 15 October – 31 December, 2018)

PrizeRemark
REMAX Fabric Ultra-Thin Portable Bluetooth Speaker RB-M9

5 winners to be selected every day

1st month Prize (October)
REMAX RB-S7

Sporty Bluetooth Earphone

5 winners to be selected every day

2nd month Prize (November)
REMAX 20000mAh Linon Pro Power BankPro RPP-73

5 winners to be selected every day

3rd month Prize (December)

 

Weekly Lucky Draws (Period: 15 October – 31 December, 2018)

PrizeRemark
Apple iPhone XS Max (64GB)*

*3 winners to be selected every week.

*Only registered MPT Club members are eligible
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus

*3 winners to be selected every week.

 

 

Travel Lucky Draws (Period: 15 October – 14 November, 2018, Trips in December, 2018)

PrizeRemark
Vietnam – Hanoi & Ha Long Bay Trip*

Round-trip for 2 People

4 Days/ 3 Nights at 4-Star Hotel

*3 winners to be selected

 

 

 

 

*Only registered MPT Club members are eligible

 

Thailand – Phuket Trip+

Round-trip for 2 People

3 Days/ 2 Nights at 4-Star Hotel

*3 winners to be selected

Mr. Reizo Umeda, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations, said: “To reward our loyal customers and to mark the recent update to the new Lo Ta Ya, the country’s first all-in-one portal which provides many useful features such as news, weather and sports information, gaming apps, entertainment content and much more, MPT is organizing an exciting Lucky Draw Program. Just by visiting the portal and entering for the draws, MPT users can stand an amazing chance to win mobile accessories, high-end smartphones and for a special travel lucky draw, even trips overseas! We hope more customers take the opportunity to take part in our special promotions as they enjoy the highspeed mobile connectivity on Myanmar’s leading nationwide telecommunications network.” 

The Lo Ta Ya application is now available for Android users. Through this application, customers can access to the various kind of services like News, Game, MPT Ring Tune as well as following MPT services: Check My Balance, Check MPT Club point. It can be easily downloaded from the link (http://lotayamm.com/lotaya.apk) or by dialing *2727#. MPT customers will receive an SMS with Lo Ta Ya download URL.

For more information, call 106, or visit www.mpt.com.mm and MPT Official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mptofficialpage.

MPT Speeds Up With FTTH Service Now Up To Five Times Faster With Refreshed Plans

(Yangon, 12th October 2018) MPT, Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications operator, announced that its new Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) service tariff plan which offers five times more speed from before at the same attractively low rates, will be available for subscription starting from 15th October 2018, just in time for the Thadingyut festivities.

Customers can now sign up to experience highspeed internet connectivity with packages which now go up to a whopping 50 Mbps, giving them a much-improved experience as they surf websites, engage on social media, download and upload files, stream music, game or watch their favourite movies online.

Below is a comparison of the previous and new plans: Continue reading “MPT Speeds Up With FTTH Service Now Up To Five Times Faster With Refreshed Plans”

MPT Successfully Handed Over All Hand Washing Facilities at Schools in Three Regions Improving Health And Hygiene Among Country’s Youth

(Yangon, 11th October 2018) MPT today announced the successful completion of handwashing facilities that will serve 2,400 students from 15 Basic Education Primary Schools in Mandalay, Mon and Kayin, as part of its ‘Handwashing Program’ that was carried out in collaboration with the Public Health Department, Ministry of Health and Sports. The initiative was launched earlier in July to help educate young schoolchildren on how to maintain personal hygiene with proper and regular handwashing.

The campaign by MPT involved the construction of hand washing facilities – including spaces, water taps, piping and water tanks – at the participating schools and educating the students about ensuring hygiene through proper hand washing techniques, particularly before and after consuming meals or going to the toilet. Aiming to address the lack of awareness about the benefits of ensuring good sanitary conditions among the young such as preventing illnesses through bacterial infections or from germs, the Ministry of Health and Sports and MPT selected five schools each from the three regions to take part in the comprehensive program.

“Poor hygiene and bad sanitary conditions can have a negative impact on the health of many, especially for children. We are pleased to have successfully set up the handwashing facilities at the 15 schools and carried out presentations to educate the students about why it is so important to regularly wash their hands thoroughly. They can then go on to help inform their families and friends on the positives of cultivating good handwashing habits, benefiting entire communities. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Ministry of Health and Sports for its collaborative support from when we began back in July for this public health and wellness initiative. It is our hope that the young students continue to utilize the facilities long into the future,” said Mr. Yoshiaki Benino, Chief Operating Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations.

 From the beginning of July 2018 to end of October 2018, MPT ran their hand washing campaign as a part of its overall “Myanmar In Our Heart” initiatives. From the Ks 86 million provisioned for the project, the funds were allocated towards the building of water tanks, water pumps, tube wells, group hand washing concrete facilities at the selected schools.

MPT, as Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications operator, runs a wide range of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in health sector across local communities in Myanmar. This month, MPT again partnered up with the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) to kick off its second ‘First Aid For All’ campaign and also continued its ‘Clean and Sustainable Water Program’ through which tube-wells and ponds were constructed at water-stressed areas across the country.

For more information about MPT’s hand washing CSR activities in different areas including Mandalay, Mon and Kayin State or its other CSR outreach initiative in line with its “Myanmar In Our Heart”, please visit to http://mpt.com.mm/en/about-home-en/csr-activities/

Billing New Service Policy EN

What is the New Service Policy?

The objective of this new service policy is to provide the better service to the customers who have paid their billing properly.

The new service policy will apply to all postpaid private customers who are using our services such as – GSM/ CDMA Mobile user, PSTN, ADSL, IP Star, and FTTH .

When it will be effective?

The new service policy for postpaid customers and will be implemented starting from 1st November 2018. Customers should make sure to make payment for the overdue invoices before 31 October 2018.

Related service Billing Data

The overall chart for the new service policy.

 GSM/CDMA (Mobile)

– Invoice for the service will be issued and delivered to you every next month of service usage.
– The payment due date is the last working day of the month.
– Your service will be in 1 way block (you can’t make outgoing call) if you miss the payment for the 1st month.
– Your service will be in 2 way block (you can’t make outgoing or receive incoming call) if you miss the payment for the 1st month.
– Your service will be terminated (your service and phone number will be permanently dismissed).
– You may be requested to submit new applications if you like to re-open the terminated number. However, MPT will not assure to provide the same number in this case.

 PSTN (Including Toll-free)

– Invoice for the service will be issued and delivered to you every next month of service usage.
– The payment due date is the last working day of the month.
– Your service will be in 1 way block (you can’t make outgoing call) if you miss the payment for the 1st month.
– Your service will be in 2 way block (you can’t make outgoing or receive incoming call) if you miss the payment for the 1st month.
– If you still miss to make the payment till 2nd, 3rd and 4th month, your service will be in 2 way block.
– Your service will be terminated (your service and phone number will be permanently dismissed).
– You may be requested to submit new applications if you like to re-open the terminated number. However, MPT will not assure to provide the same number in this case.

 ADSL

– Invoice for the service will be issued and delivered to you every next month of service usage.
– The payment due date is the last working day of the month.
– Your service will be in block/suspended state if you miss the payment for the 1st month and 2nd month.
– Your service will be terminated if you miss the payment for the 3rd month.
– You may be requested to submit new applications if you like to re-open the terminated line.

 IP Star

– Invoice for the service will be issued and delivered to you every next month of service usage.
– The payment due date is the last working day of the month.
– Your service will be in block/suspended state if you miss the payment for the 1st month and 2nd month.
– Your service will be terminated if you miss the payment for the 3rd month.
– You may be requested to submit new applications if you like to re-open the terminated line.

 FTTH

– A prepaid invoice of the service will be issued to you before starting the usage of the service.
– The payment due date is the last working day of the month.
– Your service will be in block/suspended state if you miss the payment for the 1st month, 2nd month and 3rd month.
– Your service will be terminated if you miss the payment for the 4th month.
– You may be requested to submit new applications if you like to re-open the terminated line.

Terms and Conditions

– The new service policy will be effective as of 1st November 2018.
– It shall start considering the overdue invoices which are not paid up to 31st October 2018.
– Unpaid invoices will lead to suspension or termination of the subscribed services specified in the invoices.
– The suspension shall be revoked when unpaid invoices are fully paid.
– Terminated services can only be recovered by going through the service activation process from the very beginning.
– Customers are advised to contact 106 (call center) or visit the nearest commercial office or TRA office for further inquiry about the details of this new service policy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is MPT SMS Pack?

MPT SMS Pack is the very affordable SMS offer for MPT customers. Customers can buy SMS Pack by dialing *3103# or *106*3#

Product NamePrice (Tax Incl)SpecificationsUsage TypesValiditySubscription
MPT SMS Pack299 Kyats40 SMSOn-net SMS30 Days*3103#

*106*3#

2. Who can subscribe MPT SMS Pack?

All MPT GSM/WCDMA users can subscribe MPT SMS Pack.

3. Can I send SMS to other operators with this pack?

No. You can only send SMS from MPT to MPT with this pack.

4. What is the validity of MPT SMS Pack?

The validity of MPT SMS pack is 30 days.

5. What happens if I buy MPT SMS pack when I still have the same pack?

You SMS allowance will be merged and validity will be updated to latest expiry date.

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Billing New Service Policy FAQs EN

New Service Policy

1. What is the New Service Policy? And What are the objectives of this service policy?

The objective of this policy is to provide the better service to the customers who have paid their billing properly.

2. What are the affected services?

This new service policy covers all services which we have been provided to the customer: GSM, CDMA, PSTN, ADSL, IP Star, and FTTH.

3. What is the impact of this policy?

The impacted customers shall have their services suspended or terminated; depending on the period or duration of their overdue invoices.

4. Is it common to endorse such a service policy to customers?

All postpaid subscriptions must have such a service policy to ensure the quality of the services. Not only in telecommunication, but all postpaid service-based industries – such as water, electricity, gas, etc. – apply this kind of service policy as well.

5. How do I ensure that I am not included into the list of lines to be suspended or terminated?

You can contact 106 (call center) or visit the nearest TRA and commercial offices to submit your inquiries.

6. How do I reopen the suspended services?

In case you already have invoice of the overdue amount in hand, you can make payment at MPT counters, Post Office, KBZ, CB, AYA bank, MPT GSM Top up payment or other MPT’s agents.

In case you don’t have invoice of the overdue in hand, please request for invoice by calling to Call Center (106) and they will provide you the invoice via SMS/Email. For FTTH service , please call to (2800). Once the overdue invoices are paid in full, the services will be resumed in within a few days (in working days).

7. How do I reactivate the terminated services?

Please visit the nearest commercial office and restart the activation process from the beginning. Terminated services cannot be resumed; it must be activated again. This termination includes the phone number as well. So, when you reactivate the services, it is possible that you may not be able to get the same phone number that you have used before.

Myanmar’s Mobile Network Operators’ Customer Protection Initiative on Mobile Phone Scams

(Yangon, 9th October, 2018) Myanmar’s operators, MPT, Ooredoo, Telenor and Mytel have teamed-up to increase awareness of various types of telecommunications scams and educate all mobile phone users. Mobiles phones are now capable of holding a lot of sensitive information, such as access to personal data, mobile banking applications and phone balances. It’s more important than ever to know how to keep data on your mobile phone secure.

With the high penetration of mobile phones, Myanmar has risen to become an attractive target for both national and international criminals. These criminals are taking advantage of the genuine and trusting nature of Myanmar people to commit theft and fraud. Protecting customers from mobile phone scams remain a top priority for all Myanmar operators. At the same time it is important that users know how to identify fraud and what measures they can take to protect themselves.

Can you recognize scam phone calls and understand how scammers trick people?
Mobile phone fraud involves a variety of different scams that persuade you to:
• buy phone-related products/services that turn out to be substandard or non-existent;
• make costly phone calls to premium services by accident;
• get access to your personal pin or passwords,
• unknowingly sign up to expensive subscription services.

There are a variety of frauds that target you on your mobile phone. Over the last few weeks, the “missed call“ and “smishing” scams have been on the rise.

“Missed call” scam
• Your phone registers a missed call (and sometimes you will receive an SMS as well). You don’t recognize the number, so you call it back. At this moment you may be redirected to a premium rate service which can cost up to [XXX] Ks. Be aware: When your phone rings and it looks like a local call, you may be more likely to answer. Scammers count on this and can easily use computer software to make fake caller ID numbers.

“Smishing” scam
• In this case you receive an SMS that appears to be from a legit source, like your bank. The message typically prompts you to click on a provided link to update your account information, get a special offer or to complete some other type of urgent task. It is all about getting you to send all your personal information directly to criminals. It is important to be aware that no bank or mobile operator will ask you for personal information. If you are in doubt, you should call directly to your service provider to check.

“Customer care” or ‘Winning lottery”
• This type, involves someone contacting you claiming to represent a reputational company. During the call, they will try to convince you to give away your password or pin. One method is to claim that they have identified some technical problem that they need access to your account to check. Another ongoing scam is to congratulate you with winning a prize that they want to transfer to your account if they get details. If they get access to your account, the criminal will immediately transfer your entire balance.

Protect yourself and your mobile from fraud
It is increasingly important that all mobile phone users raise awareness on how to protect themselves and their mobile from fraud and other criminal acts as each individual subscriber is responsible for keeping their personal information secure. To help all users, the mobile operators in Myanmar have jointly provided the following advice

1. Never allow application or files to be installed from unknown and untrusted sources – unintentionally, you can let malware to sneak something dangerous into your system. Depending on the type of malware, your personal information could be stolen, intruders could gain access to your mobile banking application, or secretly make calls to premium rate services.
2. mAvoid answering calls from international numbers that you cannot identify, especially if you are not expecting a call. If you answer such a call, hang up immediately.
3. Hang up immediately on calls where there appears to be no recipient on the other end or where you are left on hold.
4. Never provide callers with your PIN, One-time-passwords, or regular passwords. Genuine service providers will not ask for this information. Do not provide any personal information – for example banking details/credit card details/name and address – to unverified callers.
5. If you are in doubt, contact your service provider directly by using contact information to customer care service or official office. This information is usually found on the company website.
6. Set up a password or passcode on your phone or tablet and keep it locked when you’re not using it.
7. If your phone is stolen, inform your carrier immediately – they can deactivate your SIM remotely.
8. Acquiring and using SIM cards from unknown sources may expose you to various criminal activities, like mobile phone fraud.
9. Following regulations regarding SIM card registration can improve security of all mobile users.
10. If you sell your mobile phone or give it away, make sure you complete a factory reset to clear all your content from it.
11. Ensure that your ID card is not used to register other SIM cards than the subscriptions in your possession. You might be held responsible if a SIM card registered with your ID card is used for criminal purposes

To learn more, please visit our official website or Facebook.

MPT To Receive More Than 1,400 Technical Students For Nationwide Telecommunications Field Visit Program 2018

(Yangon, 8th October 2018) Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications services provider, MPT today announced that they are opening their doors to more than 1,400 promising technical students from 17 universities, as part of its Nationwide Telecommunications Field Visit Program from 8 October to 31 October, 2018. Held with the support of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the program will be a beneficial opportunity for the students to hone their development as the country’s next generation of telecommunications leaders.

The program which begins from 8 October and will run until 31th October, will be conducted by technical experts from MPT at their Yangon head office and training center as well as regional and state facilities. The students from Ayeyarwady, Bago, Chin, Mandalay, Mon, Nay Pyi Taw, Sagaing and Yangon, from a total of 17 participating technical universities, will be given the chance to tour MPT facilities to gain practical insights on telecommunications operations and undergo training exercises to receive exposure to industry-relevant knowledge including the management and maintenance of modern network systems.

“MPT is committed to the growth of Myanmar’s telecommunications not just for today, but also for tomorrow. This is why we are carrying out broad efforts, with the blessing of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Transport and Communications, to help equip the next generation  that will lead the industry’s development long into the future. This year’s program will be the largest we have conducted thus far, with more than 1,400 students from different states and regions taking part in field visits to our facilities and experience training from our very own technical experts. We are sure the students will relish this great opportunity to further their prospects and build the foundations towards a fulfilling career in one of the country’s fastest-evolving industries,” said U Naing Ko Ko, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations.

The course units that will be covered as part of the training after the initial Orientation & Information Security Rules briefing include introductory classes on Fixed Networks, Radio Access Networks  (RAN), and Core Networks and Transmissions, all essential in excelling in the telecommunications field.

In previous years, MPT has  been accepting students from technical universities for training trips and internship programs with the support from the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Ministry of Education. The operator has also accepted students for an internship program in collaboration with the Myanmar Engineering Society as part of Industrial Attachment Program (IAP), in 2016 and in 2017. In October 2017, MPT organized vocational training sessions for second and third-year electronic engineering students from Yangon Technological University, Thanlyin Technological University and the Government Technology Institute.

For more information on MPT’s CSR and educational initiatives, visit www.mpt.com.mm and MPT Official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mptofficialpage

MPT Continues its Collaboration With MRCS For ‘First Aid For All’ Campaign To Save Lives And Expanded School-Based Training and Competition Activities

(Yangon, 5th October 2018) Today, MPT announced that it is again partnering up with the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) to kick off its ‘First Aid For All’ campaign that will run from this month until February 2019, to share helpful educational content centered around the administering of first aid over media and social media channels. The second phase of the campaign also aimed at imparting first aid knowledge to the general public and in particular, the youth, will also be expanded to include training and activities at schools for students.

Between October 2018 and February 2019, 13 episodes of First Aid content focusing on how to deal with situations involving asthma attacks, head injuries, heart attacks, bleeding wounds, broken bones, deep burns and more will be rolled out on broadcast media channels, social media and MPT’s Lo Ta Ya Portal. In addition, MPT and the MRCS, which will be providing its certified regional trainers, will carry out basic first aid demonstrations at 15 elementary schools in Mandalay Region and Mon and Kayin States.

“We are pleased to be continuing the ‘First Aid For All’ campaign with MPT and now the schools. Essential first aid knowledge is still sorely unavailable for a lot of people in Myanmar and with its great life-saving potential, it is very important that more are educated on these techniques. It is also encouraging to see the involvement of schools in this year’s activities, as it is never too early to start learning how to support or stabilize others that can make a difference during emergencies.  More needs to be done but we are glad to see organizations such as MPT and the schools step up to ensure more lives are saved through educational campaigns like these,” said Dr. Nang Htawn Hla, Vice-President of Myanmar Red Cross Society.

“When faced with a health emergency, the proper steps taken in the first – or “Golden” – hour can stabilize a hurt person until medical professionals arrive. It is therefore important that more people, especially the youth, are equipped with the requisite first aid skills that can significantly improve the odds for a positive outcome. Inspired by our successful first phase, we are again teaming up with the MRCS and now the schools, to conduct an expanded second phase which includes co-produced educational videos covering even more first aid topics and school demonstrations by qualified trainers. Furthermore, we will be carrying out school-level competitions to encourage country’s next generation to learn and train to administer first aid,” said Mr. Yoshiaki Benino, Chief Operating Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations.

The participating elementary schools will also be sending teams to compete in a first aid skills contest, which will be overseen by the MRCS and its expert trainers. Apart from testing their knowledge in first aid, they will be tasked with demonstrating techniques such as the application of bandages with the best teams judged on their overall effectiveness.

The earlier first phase was carried out between October 2017 and March 2018, where MPT and in collaboration with the MRCS, published 12 ‘First Aid For All’ episodes. The full episodes are still available on the Lo Ta Ya portal https://lotaya.mpt.com.mm/service/firstaid/?utm_source=n-lty-service&utm_medium=image-F-H&utm_campaign=n-lty-default.

For more information about MPT’s ‘First Aid For All’ campaign or its other CSR outreach initiatives in line with its ‘Myanmar In Our Heart’ motto, please visit http://mpt.com.mm/mm/about-home/csr-activities-mm/ and MPT Official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mptofficialpage.