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MPT Set to Partner With Japan’s KDDI Corp: Myanmar Times

12 May 2014

Burma’s state-run telecommunications company, Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), will partner with Japan’s KDDI Corporation, The Myanmar Times reports. The newspaper quoted telecoms department director Than Tun Aung saying a deal will be signed at the end of May for KDDI to be the operator of MPT, which is being overhauled as part of reforms to the telecoms sector that have seen Norway’s Telenor and Qatar’s Ooredoo awarded mobile phone licenses. “The process has been delayed for many months because so many steps are required to negotiate with MPT, since it is a state-owned business,” Than Tun Aung reportedly said.