Viettel to launch 5G this year using own network equipment

20 Jan 2020

Vietnamese telecoms operator Viettel plans to introduce 5G services in June this year, using network equipment and software developed by itself. The military-run company made the first trial video call using its own equipment last week, stating that it aims to become the sixth supplier of 5G systems in the world, after Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei, Samsung and ZTE. Following an initial commercial launch expected by June this year, Viettel aims to enable 5G across its mobile network within twelve months.

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