Currently, VNPT Telecommunication Group is urgently completing the installation of 5G stations to be ready to broadcast and provide VinaPhone 5G for commercial testing in two major cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Mobile users will experience VinaPhone 5G network with maximum speed up to 2.2Gbps, average speed 10 times higher than current 4G.
The Ministry of Information and Communications (the Ministry of Information and Communications) officially allows VNPT Group to test commercial 5G at the 2,600MHz, 3,700-3,800MHz (C-Band) bands. VNPT is also the only unit testing 5G commercialization in the two largest cities in the country. In order for many customers to experience the superior speed of 5G, VNPT will deploy seamless 5G coverage in the central districts of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, including places where people gather and public spaces.
In particular, along with the broadcast of VinaPhone 5G commercially tested, VNPT also prepares 5G experience points to serve customers free of charge. Mobile users can go to VNPT’s 5G experience points in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh to experience 5G technology on the latest 5G-enabled phone models as well as attractive technology applications such as AR / VR, robot control through 5G with absolute precision. For users with available 5G devices, VNPT will spend many attractive policies for customers to actively experience in the coverage area.
In parallel with the network preparation, VNPT also works with phone manufacturers to perform integration testing of 5G terminals currently on the market, to ensure optimal customer experience with VinaPhone 5G network.
A representative of VNPT Group said that the preparation for 5G commercial testing is in the final stage. In the previous period, VNPT tested 5G integrated on existing radio, transmission and core networks, so the preparation for commercial testing was very smooth.
In addition to providing high-speed 5G network, VNPT also aims to build a rich service ecosystem on a 5G network platform, including enhanced broadband mobile data services such as speed data services. High, 4K / 8K content video, FWA (fixed radio access application), VR video and low latency services such as robot control. In addition, VNPT continues to develop smart city and e-government platform applications. This is a testament to the transformation of VNPT, from a telecom unit to a leading digital service provider in Vietnam.
5G stands for Fifth Generation (Fifth Generation), the name of the next standard in mobile communication after the current LTE (4G) standard, UMTS (3G) and GSM (2G) standards.
The speed of 5G is about 10 times faster than 4G. Testing on VNPT shows that the download speed of 5G network is up to 2.2Gbps. This outstanding speed will allow users to watch 4K / 8K high-quality video, virtual reality (VR) interaction or 360 livestreaming videos, … Along with that, the ideal latency of almost zero 5G network will create conditions to perform services that require real time such as self-driving cars, remote surgery, robots, …
The bandwidth of the 5G network also allows the number of devices to connect to 100 times more than the 4G network. This is an important condition for the deployment of future IoT (Internet of Things) applications such as Smart City, automotive industry.
The early commercialization of 5G will help Vietnam open up development opportunities for many industries, such as industry, automotive technology, healthcare, digital transformation, … Especially, the problem of bringing the Internet to Remote areas will also be addressed, when 5G speeds can help replace fiber-optic Internet.
In that context, VNPT is concentrating on completing the last stages to make Vietnam the next country in the world to popularize 5G networks.