Myanmar operator MPT has announced that, starting July 14, mobile users in Tachileik in Eastern Shan and Shwebo in Sagaing will be able to access its 4G LTE+ services on 1.8GHz spectrum, reports Telecompaper on July 13, 2017. Together with other locations in Thaninthari and Rakhine, MPT has connected a total of six new coverage areas to its 4G LTE+ network.
MPT is offering a special data bonus of 1GB to first-time LTE+ subscribers. The bonus data is usable for one week after activation.
This latest expansion brings the LTE+ service to Tachileik in Eastern Shan, Shwebo in Sagaing, Myeik and Dawei in Thaninthari, Sittwe in Rakhine, and Patheingyi in Mandalay. The operator plans to expand its 4G LTE+ network to cover 74 townships, including 30 cities by the end of September.
Since early July, MPT has been upgrading and switching its mobile network towers to deliver LTE+ powered by 4×4 MIMO advanced technology. The operator has been rolling out the network which has so far reached 65 townships, including 21 cities, State and Regional capitals.