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Three Vietnamese network providers start testing commercial 5G

December 01, 2020 | 10:50

Three Vietnamese largest tecos namely VinaPhone, MobiFone, and Viettel begin to test commercial 5G in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

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On the afternoon of November 30, Viettel officially tested commercial 5G. It invites customers to experience 5G on a two-story bus around Hoan Kiem Lake. At the time of testing, the 5G speed is 500Mbps. Hanoi is also one of the first cities in Vietnam for 5G testing, Vietnamplus reported.

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Viettel begins to test commercial 5G in Hanoi Photo: Minh Son/ Vietnamplus

In Hanoi, Viettel has the most number of 5G broadcast stations. On the 5G network infrastructure, it has used both imported equipment and equipment produced by itself. Customers in Hoan Kiem, Ba Dinh, and Hai Ba Trung districts can experience 5G without having to upgrade their SIMs.

During the trial time, Viettel will free 5G data with unlimited capacity so that customers can fully experience its service.

Viettel said that it will continue to expand its 5G network in Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City.

MobiFone also begins to experiment with commercial 5G in Ho Chi Minh City from November 27 to November 30.

At a testing point in District 1, the 5G speed is 600-800 Mbps with a peak of 1.5Gbps that is equivalent to the high-end fiber-optic Internet.

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MobiFone also starts to test commercial 5G in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo courtesy of MobiFone

MobiFone said it has planned to cover 5G in the entire ​​District 1 next month. To utilize MobiFone's 5G network, users need to have smartphones that are compatible with the 5G frequency band in Vietnam.

MobiFone is also about to establish experience zones at the center city where provides high-speed Internet on 5G platforms such as 4K video, 8K, virtual reality games AR / VR - AI learning, IoT, etc.

Previously, on November 26, customers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City had the opportunity to experience VinaPhone 5G with a speed of more than 1 Gbps.

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On November 26, customers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City had the opportunity to experience VinaPhone 5G with a speed of more than 1 Gbps. Photo: Minh Son/ Vietnamplus

Showrooms introducing technology and applications of the 5G network will also be held in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. In addition, Vinaphone will offer many attractive incentives for customers to use and experience its 5G network.

In Hanoi, VNPT will deploy 5G in Hanoi Pedestrian Street and Hai Ba Trung District. Meanwhile, in Ho Chi Minh City, Nguyen Hue pedestrian street, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the center of District 3 and 10 are locations to be covered by VNPT 5G.

5G smartphones are gradually gaining popularity in Vietnam. Foreign technology companies such as Samsung, Oppo, Vivo have already launched products that support 5G technology. Vietnam's smartphone producer VinSmart has also introduced 5G-supported products but has not yet officially sold any of those. The new Apple's bombshell - iPhone 12 also supports 5G technology.

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