Vietnam to commercialise 5G in Oct 20

  • Vietnam will commercialise 5G network in Oct 20 using entirely domestically produced equipment, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC).
  • Vietnam is one of the few countries that can produce 5G equipment. The MIC will facilitate directing Vietnamese businesses to invest in research and production of 5G equipment towards commercialising 5G products in 2020.
  • Vietnam is building a roadmap to abolish the 2G mobile phone technology from 2022 and is implementing bidding and licensing of the 2.6 GHz mobile band to improve network quality and the speed of mobile services.
  • Deputy Minister Phan Tâm said the Government has launched the ‘Make in Vietnam’ strategy to help the country escape the middle-income trap. The country aims to produce chipsets for 5G network and internet of things (IoT) equipment. The Government has offered preferential policies for the production as it is a high-tech area. Many Vietnamese firms such as Viettel, FPT and Vingroup have been studying to produce such equipment.

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