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Published on Thursday, 08 November 2012 19:04
A network tower on the Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw Expressway (photo - EMG)
Myanmar Posts and Telecommunication (MPT) authorities have initiated a move to improve 3G coverage in Yangon and expand the networks to rural areas.
Confirming the move, MPT officials said they had published newspapers ads on October 30 inviting tenders from aspirant companies for expansion of 3G (third generation of mobile telecommunications technology) network.
“Yangon’s 3G network is very busy because a lot of mobile phone owners are using Internet nowadays. Moreover, the MPT is selling mobile phones everyday. The Internet connection is not smooth,” said Htay Win, chief engineer (mobile) of the MPT.
Apart from improving and expanding the network in Yangon, MPT is planning to expand 3G network in rural areas.
For now, the MPT is expanding the GSM and WCDMA networks only, according to MPT sources.
There are two other mobile network systems in Myanmar: CDMA 800 Mhz and CDMA 450 Mhz.