16 Aug 2017
(Yangon, 16 August 2017) – MPT customers in Putao, a remote mountainous area surrounded by snow-capped mountains, can now expect faster data and more reliable call quality as the country’s largest telecom provider has completed tower network upgrades for the northernmost town of Kachin State, Myanmar.
The upgrades involve improvements to the existing local tower network, including switching from a satellite-based to a microwave-based system, and additional tower infrastructure which permits high-speed 2G/3G connectivity and markedly stronger call reception.
In appreciation of its loyal customers in the region, MPT organized a public event at the Lay Yin Kwin Market, a popular local landmark, with fun-filled activities throughout the day for the town’s residents. The event to mark Putao’s announcement included special promotions for new MPT SIMs, SIM swaps as well as Top Up cards with premium souvenirs. Other activities were also held such as enjoyable game and photo booths that were set up for the residents, who were joined by MPT staff from Kachin and senior management to commemorate the milestone.
Mr. Reizo Umeda, Chief Commercial Officer, MPT-KSGM Joint Operations said, “We are pleased to extend our boosted coverage to one of Myanmar’s northernmost town, 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 this beautiful area receive good signal reception on their devices. This underscores our commitment to bringing enhanced telecommunications to the country, including the vibrant communities that dot its remote regions, as we see Myanmar move forward.”
MPT has been continuously improving its network throughout the country and has recently brought LTE+ connectivity to Kachin State, with residents of Myitkyina and Hpa-kant now able to stay connected with their loved ones, engage on social media and view rich content online through its next-generation high-speed network.