To boost digital transformation in the community, various technological programs like 5G network development, Mobile Money, or supporting poor people with smartphones are highly welcomed. Yet, until now, experts in the technological field comment that these projects have not reached expectation.
The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has identified 5G service provision in 2022 via ‘Make-in-Vietnam’ devices as one core mission in its meeting to summarize tasks done this year and directions for 2022. However, due to certain infrastructure limits, the target is just to offer these services to 25 percent of the national population in 2025.
Seeing lucrative opportunities in the digital transformation process, many telecoms enterprises in Vietnam are actively seeking new ways to increase their revenues via introducing 5G-related applications.
After the successful launch of 5G piloting programs in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) by Vietnam’s three major mobile network providers, namely Viettel, VinaPhone, and MobiFone, there comes the demand for useful 5G-related applications for smart devices. SGGP Newspaper conducted an interview with Deputy Director of the HCMC Department of Information and Communications Le Quoc Cuong about how to answer this need.
The Vietnamese Science & Technology Journalists’ Club yesterday announced the result of the voting for the 10 most significant scientific-technological events in 2020. These events happen in various aspects of state policies, social science, natural science, research implementation, international collaboration, and scientist honoring.
The cutting edge 5G technology for mobile networks displays several benefits from super speed, a potential digital ecosystem to a stable platform to run an e-government and smart city. However, in Vietnam, the process to commercialize this lucrative technology still meets various difficulties.
The Ministry of Information and Communications last year approved the 5G pilot schemes of the three largest domestic mobile network carriers, namely Viettel, VNPT and MobiFone in the four major cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh (HCMC), Da Nang, and Hai Phong. This decision was an effort to promote 5G technology development in Vietnam. This year, more piloting projects for 5G services will be carried out throughout the country.
Despite successful 5G pilots of major mobile network providers in Vietnam, this innovative technology has not been exploited to the fullest in the country yet. However, with the incident of Covid-19 come several opportunities to make better use of 5G in answering the demands of the community.
The domestic telecommunications market is gradually saturated, forcing telecommunications companies to concentrate on more promising aspects to further develop themselves. Keeping up with the global trend, many telecom firms in Vietnam lately have focused on digital content and services, especially those run on the 5G platform.
With the theme “ Developing Ho Chi Minh City into a regional and international financial center”, HCMC Economic Forum 2019 was open on October 18 to find out contributors which help the city become an international financial center.
Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group yesterday organized the announcement ceremony of 5G technology launch, along with Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure, in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). This milestone turns the city into the first area in Vietnam to have full 5G coverage and IoT implementation on a large scale.
Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group (Viettel) yesterday finished suitable infrastructure and piloted the first 5G station in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). It is speeding up the equipment installation process to introduce 10 more stations in Ward 12 of District 10 in this August.
Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) should offer 5G technology citywide in 2022 at the latest so that its telecommunications infrastructure would be equivalent to developed urban areas like New York City, asked Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung in the working session with the HCMC People’s Committee yesterday on information and communications development from 2019 – 2020.
The Vietnam Telecommunications Authority (VNTA) has just finished updating the latest data of the mobile number portability process (MNP) after 4 months launching. As expected, this process has led to a fierce battle among mobile network carriers in Vietnam.
The Vietnam Mobile Telecom Services One Member Limited Liability Company (MobiFone) announced that it has asked the Ministry of Information and Communications to pilot the 5G technology for mobile devices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City before formally launching it.
Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung has officially allowed Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group (Viettel) to pilot the mobile technology 5G free of charge in one year at 73 locations in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).
In the September meeting of the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoICs), the Authority of Radio Frequency Management announced that it proceeded the work with certain network equipment manufacturers in order to understand their production plan for 5G technology equipment as well as the planning of 5G frequency.
Opposite voices have been given at the international conference on 4G/5G technologies in Hanoi about whether Vietnam should prepare itself for the upcoming 5G technology while the 4G one has just been adopted. It was then concluded that the development of 5G technology was the inevitable, and that Vietnam should be properly-prepared if it did not want to be left behind.