They are aiming to go to 95% from the present 60%. This poses an interesting question about what to base coverage claims/targets on: geography or population? The commitments made by Telenor and Ooredoo were in terms of geography. But as shown by MPT, population is what makes intuitive commercial sense.
Myanmar’s MPT aims to cover 95% of the population with its 3G network by the end of March.
The state-owned operator and overseas partners KDDI and Sumitomo are implementing the 900-MHz in existing towers in addition to the 2.1-GHz band already used.
The company said that with the upgrade, the company aims to increase service coverage from 60% to over 90% of the population by early into this month and 95% by the end of March.