Second mobile network operator in Vietnam pilots 5G technology

Following the footstep of other leading mobile network providers in Vietnam, MobiFone has been piloting the 5G technology in major cities of the country, contributing to the impressive national IT development.

MobiFone is installing 5G equipment (Photo: SGGP)

MobiFone is installing 5G equipment (Photo: SGGP)

MobiFone was the second mobile network provider to be approved by the Ministry of Information and Communications to pilot the 5G technology and its telecoms services in Vietnam.

According to the Decision issued on April 25, this provider can carry out the one-year piloting period from April 23, 2019 to April 22, 2020 in the four cities of Hanoi,Da Nang, Hai Phong, and Ho Chi Minh.

On May 10, 2019, its first 5G connection was successfully created, with the speed of 1.5-1.7Gbps – much faster than the theoretical speed of its 4G LTE brother and equal to the one of commercial optical cable.

In September 2019, MobiFone achieved very positive results with its 5G station in Hanoi, greatly lessening the piloting time. Simultaneously, the company was actively trying to finish necessary technical infrastructure for the official introduction of 5G technology to its customers.

MobiFone stated that it would pilot applications that use enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) for high-speed online services as well as developing an ecosystem to optimally exploit all benefits of the cutting edge technology to serve mobile device owners.

By KIM THANH – Translated by Thanh Tam

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