My­tel reaches 70% nationwide cov­er­age

The Myanmar Times - - News - AUNG KYAW NYUNT aungkyawnyunt@mm­times.com

THE fourth telecommunications op­er­a­tor My­tel has reached 70 per­cent cov­er­age of the Myan­mar pop­u­la­tion, ac­cord­ing to U Zaw Min Oo, the com­pany’s chief ex­ter­nal re­la­tions of­fi­cer.

U Zaw Min Oo said al­most all town­ships in Yan­gon Re­gion have been cov­ered by the com­pany, which uses the so-called VoLTE tech­nol­ogy for data and clear voice.

“Al­most all town­ships in Yan­gon Re­gion have been cov­ered by our net­work. Thou­sands of BTS sta­tions were needed for Yan­gon’s full cov­er­age,” he said.

Base trans­ceiver sta­tions (BTS) are com­prised of an an­tenna and ra­dio equip­ment nec­es­sary to com­mu­ni­cate with a GSM mo­bile sta­tion.

“At present, due to trans­mis­sion is­sues, there may be mi­nor in­ter­rup­tions in some lo­ca­tions. We ask those users to be pa­tient,” U Zaw Min Oo said.

Three mil­lion SIM cards have been dis­trib­uted in the mar­ket and there are 100,000 My­tel users.

My­tel 4G SIM cards and top-up cards are avail­able at 50 My­tel shops and 50,000 dis­tri­bu­tion re­tail­ers across the coun­try.

“We have dis­trib­uted three mil­lion SIM cards to the shops and there are 100,000 My­tel users,” U Zaw Min Oo said.

A to­tal of 30,000 kilo­me­tres of fiber op­tic cable was laid by My­tel in a one-year pe­riod, ac­count­ing for 50pc of fiber op­tic cable in­stal­la­tion.

Photo: Aung Kyaw Nyunt

A My­tel ex­ec­u­tive pro­vides up­dates on its lat­est cam­paign.

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