Japanese pair close to inking MPT tie-up

13 Jan 2014

Japanese firms KDDI and Sumitomo are likely to be selected to partner with Myanmar’s state-backed operator Myanmar Post and Telecommunication (MPT), Reuters writes citing Soe Kyu, Sumitomo’s deputy general manager in Myanmar. The two companies were jointly invited to ‘exclusive’ talks to partner with MPT as part of plans to modernise the telco to compete with new entrants to the market Ooredoo and Telenor, which were handed licences in July 2013 and are expected to launch services later this year. According to Kyu, the Japanese duo is expecting to a sign a partnership deal with MPT within a few months.


Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.

Subscribe to CommsUpdate


Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to editors@commsupdate.com.

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.