State-backed telco Myanmar Post and Telecommunications (MPT) has announced plans to expand its ‘4G+’ LTE-A network from its current footprint of around 180 townships to 300 by the end of the year. In a press release from the firm, the telco noted that it had already rolled out LTE-A to 40 new townships in Q3 2018, including Bago, Hpa-An, Kalaw, Loikaw, Monywa, Sittwe. CCO of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations Reizo Umeda was quoted as saying of the move: ‘MPT is the first operator in Myanmar introducing LTE+ network by using 4×4 MIMO and Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology and with this expansion, internet users in new townships will notice the incredible difference when they download large files, play data-intensive games or stream high definition videos … As part of our major network expansion strategy and strong commitment to provide the best customer experience, we are looking forward to expanding our LTE+ network to cover over 300 townships by the end of this year.’
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