Vietnam's Viettel Demos 5G Connection with Ericsson

Vietnam's Viettel Demos 5G Connection with Ericsson Image Credit: Ericsson

Viettel and Ericsson recently demonstrated the first 5G connection in Vietnam.

Speed test result shows Viettel's 5G connection, which runs on Ericsson products and test devices, runs at 1.5-1.7 Gbps. The connection utilizes the 3.7-3.8Ghz (C-Band) and 27.5-28.5 Ghz (mmWave) frequency.

In April, Viettel installed its first trial 5G service base-transceiver stations (BTS) in Vietnam. The first 5G BTS was installed at Viettel's building in Hoan Kiem District. The other two BTSs are installed at No 19 Duy Tan and at its headquarters at 1 Tran Huu Duc in Hanoi.

Viettel will continue to have other 5G trials in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Viettel plans to install 70 5G trial BTSs in Hanoi and HCM City in June so that it can collect a detailed evaluation on coverage, data and maximum speed to prepare for 5G network planning and design nationwide. 

Le Dang Dung, CEO, Viettel Group
With the mission of constructing a digital society in Vietnam, Viettel is confident in its ability to master latest technologies. Viettel has just deployed 4G LTE-M and NB-IoT which make us one of the first 50 operators to deploy these technologies in the world.

Denis Brunetti, Chairman of Ericsson Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos
Viettel and Ericsson both recognize the importance of using 5G to deliver the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, promising to transform digitally all industry from manufacturing, agriculture to healthcare and education.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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