Myanmar's MPT to increase 3G coverage to 90% by end-February

29 Jan 2016

State-owned Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) plans to expand its 3G mobile network to cover 90% of the southeast Asian country’s population by the end of next month, local news site The Irrawaddy reports. Going forward, the carrier expects to increase its mobile broadband footprint to around 95% in March this year. 3G network coverage currently stands at 60%. The rollout will be carried out in conjunction with MPT’s strategic partner KDDI Summit Global Myanmar (KSGM), a joint venture between Japanese telco KDDI and Sumitomo, an integrated trading company. In July 2014 the companies agreed to invest USD2 billion in Myanmar’s telecoms sector over the next ten years.