12 Sep 2017
(Yangon, 12 September 2017) – MPT customers in Pyin Oo Lwin, a popular hill town in Mandalay Division, Myanmar, famed for its welcoming cool climate and beautiful scenery, can now experience high-speed connectivity on their mobile devices through the operator’s next generation LTE+ network.
Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications provider has completed tower upgrades for the town, a famous holiday destination for both locals and visitors from abroad, which now enables users to enjoy significantly accelerated access to rich online content and offerings on the country’s fastest and widest network.
Since early July, MPT has been upgrading and switching its existing cell towers throughout the country to deliver LTE+ powered by 4×4 MIMO advanced technology, which allows for data speeds of up to 150Mbps, as well as markedly improving call quality and reliability. The network has been rapidly rolled out and has now reached over 29 cities, state and regional capitals of altogether 79 townships, including Pyin Oo Lwin.
In appreciation to its loyal customers in the area, MPT will be organizing exciting public events at various locations later this month including Kyauk Tine Kwin, the MPT Own Shop in Pyin Oo Lwin, along the Mandalay-Lashio Road as well as the corner of the Station Road and Lashio Road, on 27 September as well as the area in front of Myo Ma Market on 28 September. These events will feature fun-filled activities throughout the day as well as offer special promotions for new MPT SIMs, SIM swaps and Top Up cards with premium souvenir sets for residents and visitors alike. They will be joined by helpful local MPT staff members from the city and senior management to commemorate this momentous occasion.
Mr. Reizo Umeda, Chief Commercial Officer, MPT-KSGM Joint Operations said, “We are pleased to extend our cutting-edge LTE+ coverage to one of Myanmar’s most cherished places, which will enable customers here to experience vastly improved connectivity for both mobile call and data services. Not only have we implemented upgrades to the existing tower network, we have installed even more to ensure the people of beautiful Pyin Oo Lwin, known for its lush gardens and unique agricultural industries, receive excellent signal reception on their devices. This expansion milestone underlines our commitment to bringing enriching telecommunications to all of Myanmar, benefiting communities everywhere as people can better connect with friends and loved ones as well as access rich online content and services reliably on our nationwide network.”
MPT has been continuously improving its network throughout the country and has since July, brought LTE+ connectivity to Mandalay Division, with residents of Patheingyi, Amarapura, Myitnge, Aungmyaythazan, Chanayethazan, Chanmyathazi, Mahaaungmyay, Pyigyitagon, Tada-U, Nyaung-U and the latest expansion to Pyin Oo Lwin, now linked to Myanmar’s most advanced high-speed mobile service.