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MPT-KSGM Joint Operations Appoints Dr. Noboru EDAGAWA as New CEO

07 Mar 2019

(Yangon, 7th March 2019) MPT-KSGM Joint Operations today announced the appointment of Dr. Noboru EDAGAWA as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective from 1 April 2019. He joined MPT-KSGM Joint Operations in February 2017 and has been serving as its Chief Technical Officer (CTO) since October 2017, with the outgoing CEO Mr. Toshitake AMAMIYA. MPT-KSGM Joint Operations aims to reinforce 5G readiness with new CEO, Dr. EDAGAWA who has the strong technology background.

Bringing with him more than three decades of industry experiences both of development and operations in commercial and technology space, Dr. EDAGAWA had also served in various positions for KDDI group of companies, which includes roles as the Executive Vice President for KDDI Engineering between 2014 and 2017, as the General Manager for the Consumer Business Strategy Division and Product and Service Planning Division of KDDI between 2005 and 2013, covering mobile and Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) services, and as a leading Research Engineer/Manager for KDDI R&D Laboratories between 1985 and 2005, being engaged in the development of early-generations of optically-amplified transoceanic submarine cable systems and deployment of FTTH systems. He received the Ph.D. degree in opto-electrical engineering from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, in 2000, was the recipient of the “Maejima Hisoka” Award for his contributions to the R&D field of telecommunications in 2011, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics Information and Communication Engineers (IEIEC), Japan.

To date as its CTO, Dr. EDAGAWA has been driving the building Myanmar’s fast-evolving telecommunications infrastructures, overseeing milestone developments such as the nation-wide expansion of the MPT’s 3G and 4G/LTE+ networks and the deployment its FTTH services.  As its new CEO, he is ready to lead the operator and set its strategic direction including 5G and IoT introduction which shall evolve the telecommunication industry in Myanmar drastically.

“It gives me great honour to be appointed to this vital role during an exciting time for Myanmar’s telecommunications industry which is now seeing exceeding market competition and the rapid introduction of various new telecommunications offerings. Since the Joint Operations started back in 2014, it has achieved unprecedented progress, moving forward to provide highspeed network connectivity with our nationwide 3G and LTE+ 4G network and better offerings for the country’s many communities and businesses, resulting in the astonishingly-fast-paced introduction of the world of most advanced wearable computing life to Myanmar.  Looking ahead, we aim to do even more for our customers toward solid and sound “5G (era),” forming the next generation foundation for the future of Myanmar, in line with our commitment to Move Myanmar Forward to enrich more the lives of Myanmar people through enhanced telecommunications services,” said Dr. EDAGAWA.