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Lang Son tested to turn off 63 2G BTS stations


Mobile waves have covered 100% of commune centers, wards and towns

Universalization of 4G/5G mobile network services and smart mobile phones (smartphones) by 2025 is one of the goals set by the Prime Minister in the National Digital Transformation Program, towards development. digital society, narrowing the digital divide.

In the Resolution on digital transformation of Lang Son, the Provincial People’s Committee has determined that one of the key tasks and solutions is to mobilize resources to invest in developing digital infrastructure and digital platforms. Accordingly, the province will effectively mobilize and use capital sources to invest, upgrade digital infrastructure ready to meet the digital transformation process, build digital government, digital economy and digital society of the province. . Encourage enterprises to develop 5G mobile networks in central areas, commercial and service areas, tourist areas, border gates, develop Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure, cloud computing infrastructure…

In 2021, Lang Son has developed 16 more BTS stations, bringing the total number of existing BTS stations to 2,846.

Lang Son Department of Information and Communications said that the province has 5 enterprises providing telecommunications and Internet services. The telecommunications network has covered from the center of the province to the villages, hamlets and street blocks, supporting the direction and administration of agencies, units, localities and serving people and businesses.

Along with that, 100% of commune centers, wards and townships have 2G/3G/4G mobile coverage; 100% of agencies, units and localities are connected to the Internet with broadband fiber optic cable, and connected to a dedicated data transmission network.

Statistics show that, in the first 5 months of this year, the province has developed 105 BTS stations. The total number of mobile phones is 856,841 subscribers, reaching a density of about 108 subscribers/100 people.

Lang Son proposes to turn off 2G signal in cities and towns

A prominent activity of the Lang Son telecommunications industry in 2021 and the first months of 2022 is directing two telecommunications businesses MobiFone and VNPT Lang Son to pilot off 63 2G stations in some areas in the city.

Mr. Nguyen Khac Lich, Director of Lang Son Department of Information and Communications emphasized: To carry out digital transformation and bring people to the digital space, it is necessary to use smartphones and to be able to run applications on digital platforms. If 2G waves can be turned off, promoting the use of smartphones by a large number of people will have a great impact on the local digital transformation. “Turn off 2G, we can promote digital government, digital economy, digital society and digital citizenship”Mr. Nguyen Khac Lich said.

During the pilot process of turning off the 2G signal, the Department of Information and Communications asked the carriers to closely monitor the operation of 2G subscribers in the test area (Illustration image: Internet)

According to a representative of the Lang Son Department of Information and Communications, during the pilot phase of shutting down 63 2G stations, the Department asked MobiFone and VinaPhone to closely monitor the operation of 2G subscribers in the test areas: how many 2G subscribers switch to 3G/4G; how many subscribers stopped working; how many subscribers complain, reflect…

The test results show that turning off the 2G signal does not disrupt communications because most people use smartphones. “This is an important basis for us to propose to expand the 2G off area”a representative of Lang Son Department of Information and Communications commented.

In the coming time, Lang Son will propose to turn off 2G waves in all cities and towns to accelerate the popularization of smartphones, reaching 100% of adult people have smartphones. After widely informing people about the results of the 2G shutdown test recently, the transition to smartphone use in the remaining areas will be faster.

Vice Chairman of Lang Son Provincial People’s Committee Doan Thu Ha proposed to the Ministry of Information and Communications to turn off 2G signal in cities and towns of the province in 2022.

At the meeting with the delegation of the Ministry of Information and Communications on the afternoon of May 20, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Lang Son province Doan Thu Ha officially proposed turning off the 2G signal in the cities and towns of the province in 2022. in order to accelerate the popularization of smartphones, contributing to the overall and comprehensive digital transformation from digital government, digital society, digital economy, digital border gate… Lang Son has only 4 independent 2G stations, other station locations. All have 3G and 4G waves.

Doan Thu Ha also suggested that the Ministry of Information and Communications consider adding Lang Son to the list of 5G pilot localities. “Lang Son’s digital infrastructure development plan has determined that by 2022, each mobile network will have 5 5G BTS stations”Ms. Doan Thu Ha added.

Regarding the development of infrastructure for digital transformation, the report of Lang Son Department of Information and Communications also said that as of October 2021, the province had 128 villages/white villages and 140 villages/hamlets with radio waves. unstable quality in remote areas, border areas, and population is not concentrated.

With the support of the Ministry of Information and Communications, from now to June 30, 2022, businesses will invest in about 160 BTS stations, with a budget of about 200 billion VND using the Public Telecommunication Fund. “The gradual eradication of the wave will make an important contribution to the direction and administration of all levels of government, ensuring the communication needs of the people and the goal of accelerating digital transformation in all fields.”representative of Lang Son Department of Information and Communications emphasized.

Van Anh

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