Mobile carrier MobiFone has been licensed to pilot a fifth-generation (5G) mobile service, making it the second telecom carrier in the country to secure permission to launch the service on a trial basis, after Viettel.
|Employees install a base transceiver station – PHOTO: MOBIFONE|
MobiFone will begin 5G pilot service in major cities, including Hanoi, Danang, Haiphong and HCMC, from late April. The free-of-charge pilot service is expected to conclude on April 22 next year.
Apart from preparations for the projected launch of the 5G pilot program, MobiFone is in the process of improving its service quality and expanding and optimizing its 4G service.
The firm will boost the research and development of products and an ecosystem for 5G to fully capitalize on 5G technology.
It installed over 4,500 4G stations in the first quarter as part of a plan to increase its total to 30,000 by the end of 2019.
Last September, MobiFone asked the ministry for approval to pilot 5G service. SGT