Vietnamese telecoms companies are making preparation for the deployment of 5G after the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) said a license for testing 5G would be granted in 2019.
MIC Minister Nguyen Manh Hung said at a workshop on innovation organized by MIC and the Communist Party Central Economics Committee last November that Vietnam would launch the service on a trial basis in 2019 and become one of the first countries in the world to deploy 5G in 2020.
Technology and telecom firms including VNPT, VinaPhone, Viettel and MobiPhone are planning to develop services on the next generation ready 5G communications technology – with the help of getting engaged in 5G trials.
The 5G experiment will require the development of infrastructure such as fiber optic and base transreceiver stations (BTS).
While looking forward to embracing 5G, developing infrastructure and setting transmission lines and BTS are the most time consuming process for achieving network transformation and evolution towards 5G.
Mobile network operators are ready for 5G because they already have infrastructure items. Once terminal devices are available, everything will be within reach.
Explaining the reason for Vietnam to plan to license 5G services soon, MIC Minister Nguyen Manh Hung has mentioned that 5G will create a revolution in communications segment.
If 2G, 3G and 4G connects seven billion people, 5G will connect trillions of devices and transform the physical world into a virtual world. 5G network will be the most important infrastructure system in the 4.0 industry revolution.