Vietnam will turn off 2G networks by 2022, and trade 5G in 2020

Tram Ho

Việt Nam sẽ tắt mạng 2G vào năm 2022, thương mại 5G trong năm 2020 - Ảnh 1.

The Ministry of Information and Communications has also submitted to the Prime Minister a plan to stop the old 2G mobile technology by 2022 to help operators save operating costs and spend frequencies and resources to participate in new mobile technologies.

Ministry of Information and Communications said that the Ministry submitted to the Prime Minister to consider the plan to stop the old 2G mobile technology by 2022. The reason for turning off the 2G network is because at present, there are 3 public telecommunications networks in Vietnam. Ground mobile technology is GSM (2G) deployed in 1990, IMT 2000 (3G) deployed in 2009 and LTE-A (4G) deployed in 2016 and expected to deploy commercial 5G in 2020. Thus from 2021, there will be 4 mobile technologies on Vietnam’s telecommunications network. Maintaining these 4 technologies at the same time forces businesses to maintain and operate 4 separate mobile networks, costing businesses, frequency resources are divided, and enterprises do not focus on sources. force to engage in new mobile technology. Therefore, the elimination of 2G technology allows the release of bands for new mobile technologies, helping businesses save and reduce operating costs, and reserve passive infrastructure to develop 5G broadcast stations.

In addition, Vietnamese businesses have been able to produce smartphones at low prices that can replace existing 2G phones and do not affect users much.

Along with the launch of the 2G wave off, the Ministry of Information and Communications said it has licensed 5G testing for mobile telecommunications businesses including: Viettel, VNPT, MobiFone. Currently, Viettel has officially tested this technology in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh. In particular, VNPT and MobiFone are deploying investment and installation of 5G test equipment systems in the field and testing in 2019. The ministry advocates consideration of official 5G licensing for businesses by 2020. Nhu Thus, Vietnam is now one of the leading countries in ASEAN region in terms of 5G trade deployment.

Mr. Dao Xuan Vu, General Director of Viettel Networks, said that Viettel had prepared conditions on station infrastructure, transmission systems, core networks as well as experiences, lessons and personnel on design and deployment. 5G network. “In Ho Chi Minh City, Viettel has completed seamless 5G network coverage in ward 12, district 10. For Hanoi, we have broadcasted some of the first 5G stations in May 2019. and will deploy the 5G network seamlessly in an area of ​​Ba Dinh district in the next 1-2 months.The download speed of 5G network as Viettel has announced is 1.7Gb / s, 50 times higher than 4G currently. This is a technical testing phase, so Viettel’s goal is to evaluate the system capacity, coverage, parameters as well as draw lessons on design, deployment, operation and exploitation. 5G network layer, from which there is a basis to build a strategy and development roadmap for 5G in Vietnam “said Mr. Dao Xuan Vu.

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