Full-scale Development of LTE Telecommunications Service Begins in Myanmar

June 19, 2017

―Introducing Myanmar's First 4x4 MIMO Technology Brings Fastest Speed―
KDDI CORPORATION (Headquarters: Chiyoda, Tokyo, President: Takashi Tanaka, hereinafter "KDDI") and SUMITOMO CORPORATION (Headquarters: Chuo, Tokyo, President: Kuniharu Nakamura, hereinafter "SUMITOMO") are currently providing telecommunications services in Myanmar in a partnership with Myanma Posts & Telecommunications (hereinafter "MPT").
The newly-acquired high-speed data transfer service "LTE+", which utilizes the 1.8 GHz band, which began in Yangon, Mandalay, and Naypyidaw from the end of May, and will be expanded to around 30 cities throughout the country by September 2017.
This will not only gives users access to widespread high-quality 3G coverage, but will also allow them to enjoy high-speed data transfer with LTE.

With the high-speed data transfer service "LTE+", MPT will become the first telecommunications carrier in Myanmar to adopt 4x4 MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) technology, enabling users to receive high-speed data transfers of up to 150Mbps [1].
By using "LTE+" with an LTE-enabled device, users can use their current plans with high-speed data transfer.

Furthermore, in response to the increasing needs of SNS (social networking service) and video streaming service users in Myanmar, in addition to the ordinary data amount, MPT will start providing a data package that includes a data amount just for SNS and video streaming [2] in a pack called "Happy Data Combo".

KDDI, SUMITOMO, and MPT have worked towards improving the quality of telecommunications, providing an environment in which many customers can use mobile phone services comfortably.
We will continue to contribute to the development of the economy and industry in Myanmar, as well as to improving the lives of the people living there, while making efforts toward improving customer satisfaction.

[1]This is a best effort service. Note that the maximum communication speed is not the actual communication speed, but the maximum value based on the technical standards. The actual speed may fall substantially short of the maximum for various reasons including your use environment and the traffic amount even in the service area.
[2]Eligible services: Facebook, Viber, YouTube (TM), Pyone Play

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