Viettel to trial WiMAX

12 Dec 2006

Viettel, the telco wholly owned by the Vietnamese military, has announced a trial offer of WiMAX mobile broadband service in the city of Hanoi. The pilot network of ten base transmitter stations (BTS) will have a capacity of around 3,000 subscribers and will offer speeds of up to 10Mbps within a 32km range of a BTS. Viettel won a year-long trial WiMAX licence from the regulator, the Ministry of Post and Telematics (MPT) in March 2006, along with Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Corporation (VNPT), the Vietnam Television Technology Company (VTC), and FPT Telecom Joint Stock Company (FPT Telecom). VNPT began trialling a WiMAX service in the northern province of Lao Cai in October.

Vietnam, FPT Telecom, Vietnam Multimedia Corporation (VTC), Viettel Telecom, VNPT-Vinaphone