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Monday 2nd August 2021 11:35 PM
First 5G Network Broadcasts in Vietnam
Telecom leader Viettel broadcast its first 5G network Saturday from its network of 5G base stations in Ho Chi Minh City. It will be one of the earliest 5G implementations in Southeast Asia. Vietnam is gaining tech-giants like China and South Korea from Asia.
Samsung is in fact already in Vietnam manufacturing its various product lines. The Samsung Electronics factory in Thai Nguyen, in northern Vietnam, uses around 60,000 people. It churns out more mobile phones than any other facility in the world. It and Samsung Electronics’ other factories in Vietnam produce very nearly a third of the firm’s global output. The company has invested a cumulative $17bn in the country.
The 5G technology is an essential in the future especially for a country like Vietnam. Viettel is taking its early steps to accumulate the rewards that 5G will bring into the country. “The official broadcast of 5G in Ho Chi Minh City is an important milestone in Viettel’s strategy to make Vietnam one of the first countries in the world to commercialize 5G services,” Viettel deputy director Tao Duc Thang mentioned in a statement.
The 10 stations will be used by Viettel, the country's largest telecom firm, to adequately check and assess its 5G service prior to launching it commercially next year. Military-run Viettel installed the first 5G station in Hanoi early this year and made the first 5G phone call in May. It was the first firm in the country to receive permission to trial 5G services in January, followed by MobiFone.
Last November, Information and Communication Minister Nguyen Manh Hung said at a conference that Vietnam should test 5G in 2019 and ensure nationwide coverage by 2020. “Vietnam should be one of the first countries to launch the network, at least in Hanoi and HCMC,” he had said. The country had been one of the last in Southeast Asia to roll out 4G services.
5G is said to provide speeds 100 times faster than 4G, typically used for smartphones and other similar devices. 5G is also expected to support new applications like remote medical procedures and autonomous driving.