Telenor Myanmar expanding reach of LTE network

Telenor Myanmar has announced it has nearly reached 100% of the nation's townships with its LTE network, having rolled out over 6,100 LTE sites nationwide.

The company's LTE network now covers 307 townships, with the company having expanded to seven more townships during the first quarter.

“Since the first quarter, the company has deployed 856 additional sites and aims to increase this to more than 1,100 by the end of the month,” according to Telenor Myanmar CTO Jai Prakash.

“As per our commitment to bring the best possible things for Myanmar citizens, we have achieved our ambitious goal of establishing a network with 6100+ LTE sites in 2019,” he said.

“We will keep upgrading our network for our customers with our best data network and also educating the population on how to use our service effectively and efficiently.”

Meanwhile the operator has been working with Ericsson to prepare its network for 5G, having conducted a joint trial last year achieving 1Gbps downlink rates over its LTE network.

In late November, the companies also commenced a pilot study involving the provision of IoT connectivity in Mandalay City.

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