MPT to upgrade towers to 3G in 2016


YANGON — MPT mobile phone users will enjoy better network reception when the company’s towers are upgraded from 2G to 3G next year, said Myanmar Post and Telecommunications general manager U Thein Hoat.
MPT currently has 2,600 towers and aims to have 5,000 by the end of the year.
“GSM and CDMA phones will have improved connections all over the country, including rural and remote areas,” the general manager said.
MPT has introduced a ‘5 minute only per hour’ promotion for its subscribers, which runs until September 30. The promotion does not include calls made between 6pm and10pm.
In collaboration with KDDI Sumitomo, MPT has sold 10.7 million WCDMA phone cards and 5,025 GSM phone cards. MPT has sold nearly 21 million phone cards to date. It also has 513,000 land lines and 42 percent of the population uses MPT services, said U Thein Hoat.
The company is targeting a 90 percent market share with a 75 percent share in the country’s rural areas by 2016.—Soe Win

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