Speaking at a meeting held by the ministry in Hanoi on July 5, MIC Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Hung said the businesses have been guided to conduct trials of the fifth-generation of mobile communications.

Delegates press buttons to conduct first calls using 5G technology by Viettel in May 2019. Photo: nld.com.vn.

Viettel demonstrated 5G technology in May 2019, and plans to launch commercial 5G services in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Meanwhile, the other telecom firms are promptly installing their trial 5G service base-transceiver station (BTS), with Vinaphone in Hanoi and HCM City, and Mobiphone in Hanoi, Hai Phong and Da Nang cities.

In May 2019, Viettel in cooperation with Ericsson of Sweden conducted the first call using 5G technology.

A 5G network was first deployed globally on April 4 by providers at SK Telecom, KT, LG Uplus (the Republic of Korea) and Verizon (the US).

Translated by Chung Anh