Global Technology Group to join Myanmar’s LTE race in 2018: report

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Myanmar telco Global Technology Group has announced that it plans to launch LTE services in 30 cities across the country in April next year.

According to the Myanmar Times, Global Technology Group – which first revealed its plans at last month’s Myanmar Connect 2017 in Yangon – is targeting cities in the regions of Nay Pyi Taw, Magway, Bagon, Mon, Kayin and Tanintharyi, with plans to offer broadband services to home and business users.

Global Technology Group already holds a network facilities service license and an FTTx license, which it received in 2015 and March 2017, respectively. The operator currently offers FTTx services in Yangon, Mandalay and Bago regions, the report said. The LTE service would serve as a wireless broadband complement to its fixed broadband service.

The operator’s CTO, Prasert Laosaengpha, said the company is expecting a surge of local broadband usage thanks largely to the growing popularity of video streaming, the report said:

Prasert Laosaengpha said the company is also arranging to give OTT (Over-The-Top) Platforms service after it launches the International Gateway project in November.

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John Tanner has been covering the Asia-Pacific telecoms industry since 1996. He has two degrees in telecommunications, and worked for six years in the US radio industry in various technical and advisory capacities, covering radio and satellite equipment maintenance, studio networking, news writing and production, the latter of which earned him several regional and national awards.

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