The commercialisation of 5G is expected to be implemented nationwide soon as mobile network operators Viettel, VNPT, and Mobifone on May 27 signed an agreement online to begin trialling 5G network sharing.
|Vietnam's largest mobile network operators signed an agreement to trial 5G network sharing |
The agreement focuses on two important issues – data roaming testing and the pilot of MORAN multi-network radio access network sharing. The co-operation will also enable the operators to increase efficiency of infrastructure investment.
By the end of May, mobile network operators have begun piloting the commercialisation of 5G services in six cities and provinces namely Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, Binh Phuoc, and Thua Thien-Hue, offering a 10 fold increase in speed compared to 4G.
Earlier on June 10, 2020, Viettel, VNPT, MobiFone, and Gtel signed an agreement on sharing infrastructure of 1,200 base transceiver stations (BTS).