Viettel’s Deputy Director General Tao Duc Thang said that the company is waiting for official decisions by the Ministry of Information and Communications on frequencies for 5G so that Viettel and other mobile service operators can make good preparations.

Viettel set up a research team to develop the 5G technology in 2015 while studying and producing 5G base transceiver stations (BTS) by utilizing its experience of developing the 4G equipment, he added.


So far, Viettel has gained considerable achievements in core technologies of software and hardware for 5G equipment. The company is striving to introduce a 5G BTS Version 1 in 2019, test a 5G network in 2020, and launch its 5G commercial network in 2021.

The 5G network will be a revolution in terms of speed and mobility of mobile devices, narrow the gap between landline and wireless internet speeds and enable unmatched wave of technology applications, address connection challenges anytime and anywhere, and facilitate Internet of things.

At present, Viettel is able to design and produce 4G BTS and major components in 3G/4G core networks to apply in Vietnam and 10 international markets.

In addition, the company will distribute IoT, AI, Big data and Smartcity platforms to partners and customers.

Translated by Chung Anh