Business – MPT launches 3G SIM cards

Myanmar Post and Telecommunications (MPT) has launched its 3G SIM cards, priced at 1,500 kyat (US$1.50), in retail shops across the country. Customers must submit an ID card and two passport photos to acquire a card. State provider MPT finds the new Burmese telecoms market a battleground with strong competition from international players Ooredo and Telenor. Retail outlets Elite, Tamoenye, Chan-Thar and Asia Mega Link will be among those selling MPT SIM cards.