Some mobile phone service interruption in Yangon – The Nation
Khine Kyaw, our correspondent, experienced some interruption while covering the election at a polling station in Bahan Township. He attributed the interruption to concentration of people as well as uneven coverage networks.
“It used to be better,” he said.
Days before the election day, the Directorate of Telecommunications has told Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), Ooredoo and Telenor to prepare decent mobile services for the November 8 election.
“We’ll try our best to offer quality services and make sure there are no connection problems. If there are any technical difficulties, we’ll fix them as soon as possible. Since we have our own gateway, we can promise the best and fastest data connection,” Thiri Kyarnyo, Ooredoo Myanmar spokesperson, said then.
Some mobile phone users were worried that services will jam during the election.
“We expect a huge volume of phone calls and data usage during the election. It could burden the network. Telenor keeps a close eye on its services as always. So we promise the best management plans during the election as always,” an official from Telenor said before the election day.
An MPT source said that the directorate ordered all the service providers to take care of the mobile services.
There were complaints about the signal loss during Aung San Suu Kyi‘s grand rally at the Thuwana Myo-U Sedi ground on November 1.
Similarly, Suu Kyi tried to deliver a campaign speech to Coco islanders via phone on November 3 but the services went down with some activists claiming it was a deliberate move to cut the connection..