On November 30, 2020 at the “5G Viettel hello Vietnam” event, Viettel announced the launch of a 5G pilot business in Hanoi, marking an important turning point in bringing 5G directly to end users.
Viettel officially operates 5G testing business
On November 30, 2020, Viettel was the first operator doing business in 5G testing in Hanoi with the event “5G Viettel welcomes Vietnam”. Viettel representative said that, pioneering the commercialization roadmap for 5G networks, Viettel has pushed the race to deploy 5G in Vietnam faster than the previous 3G and 4G networks.
Viettel announced that the number of 5G coverage stations in Hanoi is 100 stations, with seamless quality coverage, providing a good experience for customers. Accordingly, customers with 5G-enabled smartphones in three central districts of Hanoi: Hoan Kiem, Hai Ba Trung and Ba Dinh can immediately use the service.
To demonstrate the difference in quality as well as the coverage of 5G provided in Hanoi, at the “5G Viettel hello Viettel” event, the guests were able to experience 5G directly on a two-story bus passing through the middle streets. Hoan Kiem district center.
Viettel representative affirmed that being able to use super-speed 5G, with seamless quality, as long as a 5G device can be used, is a testament to the fact that Viettel is the first operator to conduct 5G testing business in Vietnam. to the end user directly.
To help users with 5G-enabled smartphones experience the service, this carrier is 100% free of data charges when customers use it on 5G infrastructure.
Opportunities for Vietnam’s digital technology to reach out
Speaking at the “5G Viettel hello Vietnam” event on November 30, 2020, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phan Tam said: This event marks an important milestone for Vietnam, not only is an opportunity to change Vietnam’s telecommunications ranking, but also an opportunity to develop the information technology industry, an opportunity for Vietnam’s information and communications industry to continue asserting its position in the background. digital economy.
Deputy Minister Phan Tam stressed that Vietnam’s strategy must master the equipment. To accomplish this goal, in recent years, the Ministry of Information and Communications has specially encouraged and accompanied businesses in the research and production of telecommunications equipment.
Viettel representative said that with the successful production of 5G terminals, Viettel has reached the top 6 telecom companies providing 5G equipment in the world, besides Ericsson, Samsung, Huawei … Thanks to that, Vietnam has become one of the few countries to master this technology in both hardware equipment and software.
Deputy Minister Phan Tam shared: “This result is a vivid proof of the initiative and capacity of Vietnamese digital technology enterprises in manufacturing high-tech products. While in the world, so far only a few countries can do it ”.
Major General Le Dang Dung – Viettel President and General Director said that after Hanoi, Viettel will continue to expand its network to soon do 5G pilot business in Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City, focusing on industrial zones. .
According to Mr. Le Dang Dung, Vietnam’s digital transformation has been placed on a launch pad with very strong thrust. 5G not only provides the “Internet of Things” connection services, but moreover, the “Internet of Things”.
On May 10, 2019, Viettel was the first operator to make 5G calls in Vietnam and also became the first company to broadcast a 5G test in Ho Chi Minh City, put into operation the internet connection of things. with the scale of 1,000 NB-IoT stations on September 21, 2019.
On January 17, 2020, Viettel made the first 5G call on a 5G transceiver that was researched and produced by Viettel itself.