MobiFone to apply for 3G licence

17 Apr 2008

VietNamNet Bridge reports that Vietnam Mobile Telecom Services (VMS), a division of incumbent telco Vietnam Post & Telecoms which operates cellco MobiFone, has announced that it will apply for a 3G licence next month. According to VMS General Director Le Ngoc Minh, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) will begin its 3G licensing process in May. ‘We’ve almost fulfilled preparations for financial resources, and an infrastructural platform and management to offer 3G services in the near future,’ said Minh. MobiFone is presently collaborating with France Telecom to showcase the latter’s 3G services at an exhibition at the Phu Tho Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, as part of the city’s ‘French Week’. France Telecom spokesman Anne Bouverot said, ‘We’re confident that our group has the right experience and expertise to become MobiFone’s strategic partner.’