The Myanmar Telecommunication and Post (MPT) will replace mobile network for three million users in Yangon and Naypyidaw during the 2013-2014 fiscal year, to improve radio communication network.
The MPT announced that they will carry out the project in collaboration with Huawei Company.
U Khin Maung Tun, Chief Engineer of the MPT made a statement on September 3 that during the 2013-2014 fiscal year, MPT will install mobile network for 4 million users. New mobile network for one million users will be installed and the remaining 3 million will be replaced and programmed into the same system in regions where the network is different.
In April, tenders were invited from local and international companies for a joint venture to expand mobile phone lines. Huawei Company won the bid and has signed the agreement to launch the project.
“We will use electronic equipment from a company registered in Yangon and Naypyidaw for radio communication sites that are malfunctioning. The equpiment used for fixing communication sites in Yangon and Naypyidaw will be used in expanding mobile network coverage in other Divisions and States too”, said U Khin Maung Tun.
There will be more than 600000 mobile users in Yangon,160000 users in Naypyidaw and 250000 in Mandalay, after the expansion.
Furthermore, the MPT has invited tender for companies, who wish to undertake joint venture projects in industrial constructions, air-conditioning system, electricity system and telecom tower construction, which is essential for expansion of mobile phone network.
The deadline for submission of forms to apply to the tender is September 26. Currently, MPT has a network of 5.2 million mobile phone lines. They have plans to install 5 million lines in the 2014-2015 fiscal year and another 5 million in 2015-2016 fiscal year.