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VinaPhone announces 5G coverage in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City


VNPT has officially announced the VinaPhone 5G coverage area in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Thus, users in these two cities have one more choice to experience 5G networks.

VinaPhone announced 5G mobile network coverage

From today (December 19), VinaPhone users can experience 5G in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. This is also the only carrier that has been licensed to commercially test and use 5G bands in the two largest cities in the country.

Accordingly, VinaPhone’s 5G coverage in Hanoi will include streets in Hoan Kiem district (the area around Hoan Kiem Lake, Opera House, Cathedral, Trang Tien, …) and Hai Ba Trung district ( Ly Thuong Kiet, Tran Hung Dao, Quang Trung, …).

In Ho Chi Minh City, the coverage of this network operator is in District 1 (Nguyen Hue Flower Garden area, Bach Dang wharf, Notre Dame Cathedral, Dong Khoi Street, …) and District 3 (Paster Street, Ho Con turtle, Thanh Nien Cultural House, ..)

VinaPhone has just announced the 5G coverage area and opened a showroom to experience this technology in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Trong Dat

VNPT will actively scan for subscribers who are eligible to use 5G services to declare and open services on the system. To be able to use 5G, users need a mobile device compatible with 5G network and have subscribed to the carrier’s data service.

Users only need a 4G SIM card and do not need to change SIM to use the 5G network. VinaPhone also said that this operator will free 5G data for users to experience from now until February 31, 2021.

VinaPhone announces 5G coverage in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
According to Pham Duc Long – Chairman of the Board of Members of VNPT – the experimental 5G network of this unit will be available in some areas of Hoan Kiem district, Hai Ba Trung district (Hanoi) and District 1, District. 3 (HCMC). Photo: Trong Dat

Sharing at the ceremony to announce the 5G coverage area, Pham Duc Long – Chairman of the Board of Members of VNPT, said that 5G mobile networks in Vietnam are just entering the early stage of development.

In Vietnam, 5G is expected to bring outstanding experiences for mobile users, dramatic real changes of economic sectors and an important foundation to promote the digital transformation of agencies, enterprise.

Need to find solutions to optimize the cost of 5G deployment

Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phan Tam was pleased with the announcement of the coverage area and the opening of the VinaPhone 5G experience point of VNPT. According to Deputy Minister Phan Tam, all three of Vietnam’s main telecommunications and IT enterprises have brought our country into the top of the world’s leading 5G deployment countries.

5G technology with the basic characteristics of super high access speed, super low latency, high reliability, low energy consumption allows providing a variety of services that have never been before. These include services such as smart health, smart transportation, smart education, smart manufacturing, smart agriculture, …

5G VinaPhone network speed is recorded in optimal conditions. Photo: Trong Dat

5G technology along with other digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, … will allow Vietnamese organizations and businesses to join in diversified service ecosystems. and contribute to promoting economic and social development.

5G network has advantages over 4G network thanks to the ability to connect things with high speed, low latency. However, 5G networks use high bands, with limited coverage, so the number of 5G broadcast stations will be much larger.

Deputy Minister of Information and Communications wishes, from now on, VNPT must research and find solutions to use the same technical infrastructure with telecommunications businesses and other industries such as electricity, transportation, … to optimize expenses, ensuring urban beauty.

VinaPhone announces 5G coverage in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
Mr. Phan Tam – Deputy Minister of Information and Communications wanted VNPT and carriers to find solutions to optimize the cost of 5G deployment. Photo: Trong Dat

The Ministry of Information and Communications also wants to receive the support of the People’s Committees of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to create the legal corridor and the most favorable conditions for telecom businesses to use all technical infrastructure effectively. related to fast and efficient 5G deployment.

According to Deputy Minister Phan Tam, one of the potential applications of 5G is smart manufacturing and high-tech research and development.

In Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, there are many high-tech parks, IT parks and many smart urban development projects, smart transportation, and creative cities. Therefore, VNPT needs to quickly plan to deploy 5G network to meet the high-tech projects of the two cities.

Trong Dat

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