(Yangon, 1 August, 2016) – MPT, the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar, is partnering with digital consumer technology company, Mobimedia International, to offer up the best music from around the globe through its Caller Ring Back Tone (CRBT) service.
The initiative is in appreciation for the continued support from MPT’s 20 million valued customers, who can now choose from a rapidly growing selection of top hit songs from popular international artists like Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber for their ring back tones – that is to say the ringing sounds callers hear while awaiting receivers to pick up.
MPT GSM and WCDMA customers who want to subscribe to the Daily plan or Monthly plan and start listening to their favorite international songs for their calls, simply need to SMS <REG D> to 7979 for daily subscriptions available at Ks. 47/day and SMS <REG M> to 7979 for Monthly subscriptions available at just Ks. 1,050/month.
Customers will be charged for the Daily or Monthly subscription amount, plus any downloaded songs at Ks. 315 which will be retained until the end of the month. CRBT Daily subscriptions expire by the end of the subscribed day at midnight.
Mr. Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations says: “As part of our commitment to our loyal customers, we are always looking to provide the best local and international content and innovative services through our nationwide network. Myanmar music fans can now enjoy the best international hits, giving them more options for their listening pleasure when they subscribe to our CRBT service.”
MPT is able to bring a massive catalogue of international tunes to its customers by partnering with Mobimedia International, which has exclusive content licenses with Universal Music Group. “We are incredibly excited to be able to roll-out our extensive range of international content with MPT”, says Mobimedia International CEO David van Herwaarde.
Universal Music Group MD Malaysia & Singapore Kenny Ong also comments, “Mobimedia’s focus on emerging markets makes them the ideal partner for us to lead the industry in reaching music fans in Myanmar for the first time ever through new mobile services and other innovative music products.”
With a huge selection of chart-topping tracks to choose from, and two hundred and fifty being added each week, users can preview ring back tone songs for download from famous international acts such as Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, Rihanna, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, Avicii, Ellie Goulding, Drake, Selena Gomez and many more on MPT’s “Lo Ta Ya” web portal CRBT page at http://lotayamm.com/service/crbt/MPTRingTune.
Once a user is subscribed to MPT’s CRBT service, they can then receive individual ring back tones by sending the 10 digit song code indicated on the CRBT page along with the word ‘BUY’ to 7979: for example to get This Is What You Came For by Calvin Harris ft Rihanna send: BUY 0000087207 to 7979.
The rates for the subscriptions and downloaded songs include 5% commercial tax.
With over 20 million users, MPT is the first and leading telecommunications company in Myanmar, providing both fixed and mobile telecommunication services to people and enterprises of Myanmar. For over 130 years, the operator has been championing the development of the telecommunications industry in Myanmar. Today, it operates a nationwide network infrastructure, with the widest mobile network coverage of 96% throughout Myanmar. Through its wide network of retail outlets and points of sale, MPT aims to make telecommunications services more accessible nationwide. Together with its workforce of over 8,000 employees and KDDI Summit Global Myanmar (KSGM) all of whom are intensively supporting MPT’s operation, MPT is committed to continually driving the development of the telecommunications sector, and moving Myanmar forward.
MPT was ranked as the most loved Brand in Myanmar amongst 42 key brands on June 30, 2016 according to a brand research in Myanmar by Millward Brown, a British multinational market research firm.
In July 2014, MPT, the incumbent telecom operator in Myanmar, signed a Joint Operations Agreement with KSGM, whose ultimate ownership is held by KDDI Corporation (KDDI) & Sumitomo Corporation (Sumitomo), in order to make access to mobile telecommunication easier for everyone in the country, to extend network coverage and to provide more people with a quality network using advanced technologies.
KDDI is the leading all-around telecom operator in Japan. KDDI has broad expertise in advanced telecom markets and has built its reputation in its home market by systematically providing the best customer experience and a state of the art customer care, while always employing the latest technology.
Sumitomo is a corporate group committed in a wide range of business activities in various industries on a global scale. With offices in more than 66 countries, a broad network of clients and consumers, a solid investment capability and a deep knowledge of Myanmar – where it has been present for over 50 years, Sumitomo is a key supporter for MPT and Myanmar’s telecommunication industry as a whole.
Together, KDDI and Sumitomo have committed to invest over 2 billion dollars to accelerate the development of MPT and Myanmar’s telecommunications industry. This commitment is among the largest historical Japanese investments in the country.
For more information and detailed terms and conditions, visit www.mpt.com.mm or www.facebook.com/mptofficialpage.