Four mobile operators sign infrastructure sharing deal

12 Jun 2020

Four Vietnamese mobile network operators have signed an agreement to share over 1,200 base transceiver stations (BTS). According to the Ministry of Communications (MIC), the move will enable Viettel, VNPT-Vinaphone, MobiFone and GTel Mobile to reduce deployment infrastructure costs and also promote the rollout of 5G networks. In November 2019 the MIC published Directive No. 52/CT-BTTTT on the sharing of passive technical telecoms infrastructure among telecoms operators, and in May VNPT-Vinaphone and MobiFone agreed to share infrastructure at 700 locations. Vietnam currently has around 261,000 BTS across the country, of which 110,000 are 4G LTE base stations.