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MPT STRENTHENS ITS LEADERSHIP WITH LARGEST 3G NETWORK IN MYANMAR

28 Jan 2016

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More than 90% of population covered by early February 2016

(Yangon, January 28, 2016)Today MPT announced a nationwide 3G network expansion upgrade, increasing its 3Gcoverage to more than 90% of the country’s population by early February 2016; with this milestone due to reach 95% by the end of March. MPT now boasts the largest 3G network coverage, and the most users – currently at over 18 million – cementing MPT’s status as the leading Myanmar telecoms operator.

With the implementation of this 900MHz 3G band in MPT’s existing towers, in addition to the 2.1 GHz band, each of MPT’s towers reach a wider area with 3G telecommunications, providing this better quality service from 60% to over 90% of the country’s population by early February, and to 95% by the end of March 2016. The update to 3G network quality from 2G will make it easier for the Myanmar people to communicate, with clear voice and increasing the internet speed up to 21Mbps.

Mr.Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operation, said “At MPT it is of the utmost importance to us that we provide the best service possible to our valued users. As part of our commitment to moving Myanmar forward, a network expansion was at the top of our agenda and today marks a first milestone with 3G coverage for over 90% of the population. With 95% of the Myanmar population covered by March, there is no doubt that MPT strengthens its leadership with over 18 million users and the largest 3G network in the country,” he added.

In celebration of this 3G network expansion, MPT is launching a bonus credit promotion for both pre-paid and post-paid customers.

Starting on January 29th and ending on February 9th, 2016, this promotion gives MPT pre-paid users a percentage of bonus credit whenever they top up Ks 1000, 3000, 5000, and 10,000+. The validity of the bonus credit is 15 days from the last recharge date during promotion period.

Recharge amount Bonus Rate Bonus Amount
1,000 Ks. 20% 200 Ks.
3,000 Ks. 30% 900 Ks.
5,000 Ks. 40% 2,000 Ks.
10,000 Ks. 100% 10,000 Ks.
20,000 Ks. 100% 20,000 Ks.
30,000 Ks. 100% 30,000 Ks.

MPT Postpaid customers will also be able to participate in the celebration, with a bonus on usage added to their account if they use 1,000+ Ks over the campaign period (January 29th until February 9th). Their Bonus values will be set based on the local calls, SMS and data they used during the campaign period (see below table) and will be credited on their account on February 10th. Postpaid users will be informed by SMS on February 10th of their bonus. It will be valid until February 25th and the bonus amount used will be deducted directly from their February bill.

Postpaid users Total eligible charge (local calls, local SMS, data) from Jan 29 to Feb 9 – Excluding monthly fee Bonus amount received on Feb 10th by SMS with 15 days validity and valid on local calls, SMS and data
Below 1,000 Ks 0
From 1,000 Ks to 2,999 Ks 500 Ks
From 3,000 Ks to 4,999 Ks 1,500 Ks
From 5,000 Ks to 9,999 Ks 5,000 Ks
From 10,000 Ks and above 10,000 Ks

To check their bonus amount, MPT GSM/WCDMA prepaid users can check send BAL to 1331. And MPT CDMA prepaid users can check dial *162.

To experience the 3G quality of service of the largest 3G network, Dual SIM phone users need to insert their MPT SIM in slot1 which provides 3G access.[:my](Yangon, January 28, 2016)Today MPT announced a nationwide 3G network expansion upgrade, increasing its 3Gcoverage to more than 90% of the country’s population by early February 2016; with this milestone due to reach 95% by the end of March. MPT now boasts the largest 3G network coverage, and the most users – currently at over 18 million – cementing MPT’s status as the leading Myanmar telecoms operator.[:]