Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has awarded a licence to provide 4G LTE services to Vietnamobile, reports SGGP Online. The company has become the fifth wireless network operator in the country to be licensed for 4G services, after Viettel, MobiFone, VNPT-Vinaphone and GTel Mobile. Vietnamobile’s new permit is valid until 15 September 2024.
Vietnamobile is a joint stock company (JSC) between Hanoi Telecom Company (HTC) and Hutchison Asia Telecom (HAT), a wholly owned unit of multinational conglomerate CK Hutchison. In September 2017 the cellco announced that its 3G network coverage had reached all 63 cities and provinces of the country, covering 90% of the population.