MPT Begins Rapid Expansion Plan For LTE+ Network

06 Jul 2017

 (Yangon, 6 July 2017) – MPT has announced that its LTE+ service will be available in many more locations in Myanmar. Starting from 8th July, altogether 16 large cities will be able to experience MPT’s fastest connection of up to 150Mbps, powered by LTE+ 4×4 MIMO advanced technology.

This cycle of LTE+ expansion includes Ayeyarwaddy Region (Pathien, Hinthada, Ngwesaung, Chaung Thar), Magwe Region (Magwe) and Kayin State (Myawaddy) where MPT will be the first operator to offer fourth generation high-speed mobile internet services. Customers from the wider suburbs of Yangon, Naypyitaw and Mandalay will also now be able to access the LTE+ network after this phase of enlargement.

“We are rolling out the LTE+ network beyond the major cities to even more places, giving access to some of the fastest data speeds available in Myanmar, double that of regular 4G/LTE, powered by advanced 4X4 MIMO technology,” said Mr. Reizo Umeda, Chief Commercial Officer MPT-KSGM Joint Operations. “People with 4G/LTE compatible devices in these areas can now unleash the full potential of the technology. This means shorter download times, better streaming of video and games, as well bring access to a plethora of internet services that perform best on high speed connections. They can choose from MPT’s range of Happy Data Combo packs giving them the best options for data consumption on the upgraded network”, he added.

The general public will also be treated to some fun and engaging events to mark the roll out of LTE+. Shopping centres, MPT branded stores, street pavements and other selected locations will be hosting MPT promotional shows and giveaways. The events will take place throughout July at sites in Yangon and others cities in which the network is launching.

Eventually over 30 cities will be connected to the LTE+ service by the end of September, which represents every state and region of Myanmar including the 35 townships of Yangon that have already been hooked-up. The next batch of locations to be brought onto the network will be announced by MPT later this month.

LTE+ Extended Locations

States & RegionsCities/Townships
YangonThanlyin, Shwepyithar, East Dagon
MandalayAmarapura, Myitnge
AyeyarwaddyPathein, Hinthada, Ngwesaung, Chaung Thar
BagoBago, Pyay, Taungoo
Shan SouthTaunggyi, Heho