How KDDI is Bringing Japanese Telecoms Technology to Myanmar


KDDI CORPORATION is implementing telecommunications business operations in Myanmar, together with Sumitomo Corporation and Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT).

KDDI has been working to improve the quality of telecommunications services and service development capabilities in Myanmar since July 18, 2017, carrying out long-term training programs in Japan to improve the technological skills of MPT personnel.

On June 29, 2018, the program finished its first year, producing its first graduating class, the members of which will now return to Myanmar.

As smartphones come into widespread use in Myanmar, demand for social networking services (SNS), video sharing services and content use is increasing. MPT has been offering LTE+ high-speed data transmission service since May 2017, and began offering a reward program in May 2018 as part of plans for ongoing service upgrades.

In addition to telecommunications service know-how such as network planning, design, construction, testing and operations, students of KDDI’s program have learned how to devise and propose strategies in other service fields, such as payments and contents. Returning to Myanmar, they look forward to being assigned by MPT to practical positions where they will be able to put the lessons and experiences of this program to work.

The program is scheduled to accept four new trainees for a second course of study to begin this fall.

As a company that always strives to offer exciting new ideas, KDDI will continue to work together with Sumitomo and MPT to increase customer satisfaction in Myanmar by promoting the integration of telecommunications and life design. It is our way of contributing to the development of Myanmar’s economy and industry, and improvement of the lives of the people of Myanmar by creating new experience value.