VNPT-Vinaphone plans to pilot 5G services in Ho Chi Minh City from next month to May 2020, reports Vietnam News Agency (VNA). The operator, which is a subsidiary of the state-owned Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), has applied to trial the technology in three locations in District 1 of the city.
As previously reported by CommsUpdate, VNPT-Vinaphone received a one-year 5G trial licence from the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) in May. Market leader Viettel was handed the country’s first 5G trial licence in January 2019 and tests were launched in Hanoi in cooperation with Swedish vendor Ericsson in May. A third cellco, MobiFone, is expected to pilot 5G in Hanoi, Hai Phong and Da Nang.