12 Jan 2018
(Yangon, 12 January 2018) MPT is pleased to announce the activation of the first 3G network in Nanyun City, Sagaing Region, in north-west Myanmar.
This launch comes during the auspicious Naga Traditional New Year period 14-16 January, which celebrates the traditional change of year for the people of this region. Thousands of revellers are expected to celebrate their traditional entry into the new year donning distinct and colourful traditional clothes and engaging in cultural arts and performances along the river banks that straddle the beautiful festival grounds, praying for good weather, abundant crops and healthy domestic animals.
MPT is dedicated to moving Myanmar forwards with best-in-class connectivity all around the country. As part of the upgrade in Nanyun, MPT’s tower infrastructure is changing from a satellite-based system to one based on modern microwave technology, enabling significantly faster data speeds and higher quality voice calls on the nation’s fastest and widest mobile network. This technical achievement was not an easy task, considering the difficulties in accessing such an isolated region known for its challenging road conditions.
‘MPT is happy to announce the expansion of our award-winning network into Nanyun City, Myanmar. We are the first 3G network to reach this area. It’s always been very important to us to help move Myanmar forwards through the power of technology and communication. Until now it has been very challenging for the people of this region to access the internet in any meaningful way, due to expense, cost and technological difficulties.” said Mr.Noboru Edagawa, Chief Technical Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations.
He enthusiastically added: “This expansion is more than just another data point on the map. It’s the beginning of the promise of a better tomorrow to the people in this region who are now able to access online services to communicate better with friends and family, as well as finding out important information related to work and play. We hope the people of Nanyun come with us on this journey, and speak with their local MPT representatives to find out more.”