Myanma Posts and Telecommunications

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (Burmese: မြန်မာ့ဆက်သွယ်ရေးလုပ်ငန်း), abbreviated MPT) is a state owned enterprise in Myanmar under the supervision of Ministry of Transport and Communications. MPT operates the country's postal system. The Myanmar Postal Service now runs 1294 post offices throughout the country. Local Express Myanmar Postal Parcel Service was introduced in Yangon and Mandalay on 1 April 1992 and its services are now extended to 129 townships. Until 2013, MPT was also Myanmar's only telecommunications operator.

မြန်မာ့ဆက်သွယ်ရေးလုပ်ငန်း
Agency overview
JurisdictionMyanmar
HeadquartersNaypyidaw
Parent agencyMinistry of Transport and Communications
Websitewww.mpt.com.mm/my

TelecommunicationsEdit

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications
 
Typemobile, voice and data
LocationMyanmar
Frequency450/800 MHz, 900/2100 MHz
Established1884
Current statusoperational
Websitewww.mpt.com.mm

MPT, also known as Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (Burmese: မြန်မာ့ဆက်သွယ်ရေးလုပ်ငန်း) is the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar and has been championing the development of the telecommunications industry for over 130 years. It provides both fixed and mobile telecommunication services to people and enterprises, including nationwide largest 3G network and MIMO 4X4 powered data service known as LTE+.

In January 2017, mobile operator KDDI, appointed Toshitake Amamiya as the new CEO of MPT, replacing Takashi Nagashima who was CEO since July 2014. Amamiya was previously head of KDDI's global business division.[1]

Joint operationsEdit

In July 2014, MPT, the incumbent telecom operator in Myanmar, signed a Joint Operations Agreement with KSGM, whose ultimate ownership is held by KDDI Corporation (KDDI) & Sumitomo Corporation (Sumitomo).[1]

Together, KDDI and Sumitomo have committed to invest over 2 billion dollars to accelerate the development of MPT and Myanmar's telecommunications industry. This commitment is among the largest historical Japanese investments in the country.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "KDDI appoints new CEO to Myanmar joint venture - Mobile World Live". Mobile World Live. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.

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