Samsung Electronics and Viettel have announced the launch of 5G commercial trials in Da Nang, the largest city in Central Vietnam. In the trial, Viettel is using Samsung’s advanced 5G solutions to power its commercial network and to enable users in Da Nang to experience the full benefits of 5G services. For the commercial trial, Samsung provided its latest 4G and 5G solutions, which include its baseband unit as well as 64T64R Massive MIMO radios and radios on mid-band spectrum.
Viettel’s 4G network covers 97% of the population and it is piloting 5G services in eleven provinces and cities, namely Hanoi, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, Vinh Phuc, Dong Nai, Ho Chi Minh City, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Binh Phuoc, Thua Thien-Hue and Da Nang. The 5G network in these areas reportedly has a stable data download speed of 600Mbps-700Mbps, with peak speeds of more than 1Gbps.
‘We are excited to work with Viettel to bring immersive and reliable 5G services to consumers, and demonstrate Samsung’s technical leadership in Vietnam. This trial marks a big first step for the two companies’ collaborative efforts in Vietnam,’ said Ho Chi Dung, Vice President of Network Business at Samsung VINA, adding: We look forward to supporting Viettel with a network that is ready to unlock the future of mobile connectivity in Vietnam, and that brings a new level of 5G experiences to the country’s increasing number of mobile users.’