Thursday, 24 July 2014

MPT to begin selling unlimited SIM cards

The state-owned Myanmar Post and Telecommunications (MPT) said it will start selling unlimited SIM cards rather than a limited number by lucky draw, according to senior managers.

MPT has signed MoU with KDDI Corporation from Japan to compete with overseas telecommunication companies and provide enhanced mobile services.

“We are planning to change the sale plan of CDMA 800 MHz and GSM SIM cards. When we have finished making arrangements, we will announce the time to start it,” said General Manager Khin Maung Tun from MPT.

Foreign telecomm operators Ooredoo and Telenor have announced that they will begin selling SIM cards in August and September. MPT is currently the sole mobile operator in the country but still plans to compete with private operators to provide upgraded mobile services. 

MPT started to sell low-cost SIM cards in April 2013 however was only able to provide a limited number of cards which it distributed through a lottery system. So far more than 8.8 million SIM cards have been sold out.

source: Eleven Myanmar

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