SonKim Land's pioneering journey to build The 9 Stellars Smart Township platform

October 12, 2021 | 15:00
With the vision of integrating innovative technology into living spaces, leading real estate developer SonKim Land has recently formalised its strategic cooperation agreement with telecom giant Viettel to deploy its telecommunications infrastructure for The 9 Stellars smart township project.

On October 11, SonKim Land hosted a signing ceremony attended by representatives of Viettel as well as tech giant Qualcomm to solidify the collaboration between Viettel and the property development company.

Under the agreement, Viettel will provide 4G/5G and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity solutions to develop Qualcomm's Smart Township platform, creating a synchronous and intelligent connection infrastructure for all projects that Son Kim Land develops. The 9 Stellars is envisioned to be the pioneering model of this partnership, shaping the future of smart townships.

SonKim Land's pioneering journey to build The 9 Stellars Smart Township platform
SonKim Land signs strategic cooperation agreement with Viettel to build telecommunications infrastructure for all of its projects

“We have enough experience and capacity to affirm that we will increase the value of SonKim Land's projects,” said Tran Nhat Tai, director of Viettel Networks in the southern region. “Viettel's digital infrastructure with outstanding advantages and pioneering technology will not only create new experiences for customers but also synergise and promote the business of our two companies, while successfully creating a digital society in the south and the whole country in general.”

Thieu Phuong Nam, general director of Qualcomm Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia noted: “The selection of SonKim Land as the first partner to apply smart city solutions shows the desire of Qualcomm to help improve the quality of life in new urban areas in Vietnam with the most advanced technologies in the world for 5G and IoT. I fully believe that The 9 Stellars will be a typical smart township project, a bright spot not only in Vietnam but also in the region.”

Building 5G connectivity infrastructure is a prerequisite for a smart township

For SonKim Land, creating a world-class smart township requires the development of comprehensive connection infrastructure based on 5G technology that fully meets IoT standards. Early this year, SonKim Land signed a strategic partnership with Qualcomm to bring its comprehensive IoT solutions to The 9 Stellars Township in Thu Duc City.

SonKim Land's pioneering journey to build The 9 Stellars Smart Township platform
In April 2021, SonKim Land entered into a strategic cooperation with Qualcomm to provide comprehensive IoT solutions for The 9 Stellars project

It is also extremely important to link with a solid partner to provide 5G standard connectivity and infrastructure systems. As such, the partnership with the military-run Viettel Group, one of the leading 5G companies in Asia, was necessary as the company currently provides data transmission speed of 4.7 Gb per second on 5G networks – more than 40 times the transmission speed of 4G networks and more than double the existing 5G speeds.

“We are delighted that Viettel has become a partner to provide multi-telecommunication services for The 9 Stellars. Viettel's services are the perfect match for our real estate project. With this strategic partnership, The 9 Stellars will certainly bring an upscale experience in telecommunications and contribute to providing technology utilities to customers,” said Nguyen Thanh Oai, deputy CEO of SonKim Land.

Comprehensive technology solutions to set a new modern living standard

Two core elements form a smart city: a high degree of IT integration and comprehensive application of information sources. In Vietnam, most locations oriented to develop "smart cities" are only beginning to apply big data to support urban management issues. However, big data is not enough for planning and developing smart cities, where technological advances help all residents interact and connect more easily.

This will be a big challenge for real estate developers. The applied technologies and connected infrastructure in smart city development are all new, especially with the Vietnamese market still having many limitations in terms of infrastructure. In that context, the application of IoT is the key to solving the above challenges.

IoT applications will create a perfect connection for residents, as well supports urban managers in the transmission of information and ensuring smart support to improve living quality for residents via enhanced security and smart vehicles, among others.

The 9 Stellars is expected to bring outstanding value to residents through integrated smart technology utilities from apartments, buildings, parking lots, kiosks, internal and external traffic, lighting systems, security systems, 5G networks, and smart IoT devices.

Qualcomm's Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, IoT, and 4G/5G connection technologies are integrated on devices operating on Viettel's modern telecommunications infrastructure to help bring efficiency, security, and safety. Thus, the residential community will easily connect with each other through devices and information networks specifically developed for the modern township ecosystem.

SonKim Land's pioneering journey to build The 9 Stellars Smart Township platform
The 9 Stellars promises to bring outstanding values to residents through smart utilities on the technology platforms of Viettel and Qualcomm

Based on Qualcomm's Smart City ecosystem solution and Viettel's leading 5G connectivity infrastructure in Asia, The 9 Stellars would be a prominent highlight on Vietnam's real estate market, creating a model township in the heart of Thu Duc Creative City.

By Dinh Thuy

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