Monday, August 21, 2017

MPT issues repeater warning

Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications last week urged urged mobile phone users with illegally installed repeaters to switch them off immediately.

U Thein Win, MPT’s chief engineer, said those who ignored the warning could face legal action.

“We are now expanding the GSM network’s coverage and upgrading capacity,” he said.

“Using the repeater without a license means a person can be sued by MPT under the Wireless Communications Law. We have started taking action now because the repeaters can damage other GSM mobiles,” he added.

MPT issued the warning via text messages to all users. The MPT text said: “If you use a GSM repeater without license, remove immediately. Omitting shall be dealt with according to the law.” The message was sent to every post-paid GSM mobile.

An official from service provider Yatanarpon Teleport said: “If after removing the repeater the service is not okay, please phone a Yatanarpon Call Center and give your address and mobile number. MPT service staff will come and check the network to see if there is a failure.”