Update news 5G

Four mobile network operators in Vietnam, namely Viettel, VNPT, MobiFone and Vietnamobile, will join the auction for three licenses to provide 4G and 5G mobile services.

Only 3 telecom carriers to be granted licenses for 4G, 5G

Mobile network operators have submitted dossiers to the Authority of Telecommunications (AOT) to register for the auction for 4G and 5G wavebands. The number of telcos to attend the bid remains a secret.

Ministry receives applications for auctions for 4G, 5G frequencies

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has announced the starting price of VND386.4 billion for a batch of 30MHz. The time for using the waveband will be 15 years.

First 5G smart factory to take shape in Vietnam

Viettel Networks of Vietnam’s military run telecom group Viettel and electronics manufacturer Pegatron of Taiwan (China), recently signed an MoU on jointly developing the 5GPrivate network in Vietnam.

Hopes gaining ground for 5G commercialisation in 2023

With 5G commercialisation in the gun barrel for 2023, the road for tech players to expand in the market is around the corner, but more favourable conditions may be required to make the most of the situation.

VN keeps 2G service active until September 2024

The Ministry of Information and Communications plans to put an end to 2G services by September 2024 at the latest to pave the way for 5G services.

How will telecom carriers fare in a highly competitive market?

The traditional telecom market is getting saturated and facing upheavals, including a drop in revenue from traditional calls and SMS, a tighter management policy and changes in technology.

Fostering national digital transformation

With Vietnam making new moves to accelerate digitally, the local tech market has become more appealing to international players over the past two years, with expansion intensifying in specific areas.

ASEAN officials, experts discuss 5G deployment trends

On October 11, the ASEAN Conference on 5G took place after the opening plenary session of the Vietnam International Digital Week 2022 (VIDW2022).

5G subscriptions in Southeast Asia and Oceania expected to double in 2022

5G subscriptions in Southeast Asia and Oceania were around 15 million at the end of 2021 and are expected to more than double during 2022, according to the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report.

Groups gear up for cloud technologies

Cloud computing is strongly driving new business models in the media and entertainment industry, with more domestic and international cloud service providers boosting their footprint.

5G – breakthrough factor for Vietnam’s economic growth

The 5G services are projected to contribute 7.34 percent to Vietnam’s GDP growth in 2025, according to a research by the National Institute of Information and Communications Strategy.

The rise of MediaTek and lessons for Vietnam

Even though it launched rather late, MediaTek knows how to enter niche markets neglected by giants like Samsung, Apple or Qualcomm.

Vietnam to license 5G services in 2022

The Ministry of Information and Communications has set a challenging goal of increasing the number of digital technology businesses from 64,000 to 70,000 this year.

Vietnam ready for 5G commercialization

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has identified 5G service provision in 2022 via ‘Make-in-Vietnam’ devices as one core mission in its meeting to summarize tasks done this year and directions for 2022.

ESports could be lucrative for 4G, 5G service providers

As the telecommunication market is getting saturated, new content services such as livestream and e-sports are expected to help telecom carriers maintain growth.

Ministry wants to stop 2G, 3G in 2022, promote smartphone use

The Ministry of Information and Communication has proposed that Vietnam stop the use of 2G and 3G technologies from 2022 in an aim to encourage people to use smartphones and promote a digital society.

Driving growth and innovations with 5G

The contribution of 5G to Vietnamese GDP growth is forecast to reach 7.34 per cent by 2025, shown by research of the National Institute of Information and Communications Strategy at an online forum on digital transformation on Tuesday.

Free 5G mobile network launched in Da Nang

On December 13, Viettel’s 5G mobile network opened in Da Nang, providing free 5G service with unlimited capacity.

Vietnam, ASEAN countries meet to discuss 5G network plans

Many ASEAN countries are planning for 5G network frequencies. Each country has its own choice, so policymakers are looking for solutions to harmonize the spectrum in the region.