VNPT-Vinaphone ramps up 3G, 4G rollout

1 Aug 2017

Vietnamese mobile operator VNPT-Vinaphone has announced plans to roll out 30,000 base transceiver stations (BTS) across the country by the end of the year, in a bid to boost the coverage and quality of its mobile data services. Around 20,000 new BTS will be installed by the state-owned company by the end of September, including 6,000 3G and 14,000 4G base stations, followed by a further 10,000 BTS over the subsequent three-month period, comprising 3,000 3G and 7,000 4G cell sites.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, VNPT-Vinaphone switched on the country’s first commercial LTE service on the island of Phu Quoc in Kien Giang province in November last year, having been awarded a 1800MHz 4G spectrum licence by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) one month earlier. Since launch, the network has been expanded to other provinces, including Binh Duong, Ca Mau and Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

Vietnam, VNPT-Vinaphone