Mytel trials 5G

13 August 2019
Mytel trials 5G
Computer users at an internet shop in Yangon. Photo: AFP

Mytel, the fourth-largest mobile operator in Myanmar, conducted 5G technical trials on the 3.5GHz band as part of preparations to launch commercial service after deploying sufficient network infrastructure, reported.

The operator, a joint venture between Vietnam-headquartered Viettel and a consortium of local companies in Myanmar, said in a statement the tests achieved peak downloads speeds of 1.6Gb/s and were the first 5G technology trials in the country.

Mytel started operations in June 2018 after being awarded the country’s fourth mobile licence in January 2017. It had 4.3 million 2G and 4G subscribers at end-June, giving it nearly a 7 per cent market share, GSMA Intelligence data showed.