26 Sep 2017
(Yangon, 26 September 2017) – MPT, the country’s leading telecommunications services provider, has been awarded as ‘Myanmar’s Fastest Mobile Network’ for Q1 and Q2 (January – June) 2017 for its network performance by Ookla®, the company behind Speedtest®, which is recognised as the global leader in internet connectivity testing and analysis.
The Speedtest Awards are determined using a Speed Score that incorporates a measure of each provider’s download and upload speeds which are then aggregated using Ookla’s methodology to rank network speed performance. MPT achieved the highest Speed Score (11.45), recording the best aggregate of average speeds for downloads and uploads on LTE-capable devices among the operators in the country.
MPT’s download and upload average speeds on LTE-capable devices by Ookla based on measurements taken from Jan-Jun 2017 over a range of locations and varied conditions
Mr. Reizo Umeda, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations called it a validation of the operator’s determined efforts to improve its nationwide network operations: “We are proud to be accorded this award by Ookla, a top independent technology organization specializing in network performance, as the fastest mobile network in the country. It is the result of MPT teams throughout Myanmar continuously working hard to carry out upgrades and expansions to the network infrastructure to deliver the best experience for our customers.”
This is the second time MPT has been recognized by Ookla within a year, having also earned the distinction for delivering the fastest mobile network service in Myanmar for Q3 and Q4 2016, with a large number of tests taken over the 3G networks available then.
MPT has been setting the pace in the telecommunications space with its ongoing network improvements and the rapid deployment of its next-generation LTE+ which enables double the maximum download rate from 75Mbps to an accelerated 150Mbps through the 1.8GHz spectrum bandwidth optimally, now available in 29 cities, state and regional capitals, including 79 townships.
Speedtest Intelligence data is comprised of millions of consumer-initiated tests, an accurate and consumer-relevant methodology using extensive data analytics to determine the fastest fixed and mobile networks around the world. All major service providers in Myanmar are represented in Speedtest Intelligence data, with significant volumes of tests nationwide which confirms that Speedtest Intelligence data supports the award for “Myanmar’s Fastest Mobile Network.” Customers can witness the live webpage of the speedtest in Myanmar by visiting the link : http://www.speedtest.net/awards/mm/carrier/2017 that features the speed scores of Myanmar telecom operators.