“Viettel is the only network operator in the world to produce telecommunication equipment”
- Tram Ho
According to Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung, Viettel is the only network operator in the world that can produce telecommunications equipment, because Viettel sees that it is the person who understands the most needs of its customers and its network.
The information was shared by Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung at the first official connection event on the 5G mobile network in Vietnam of Viettel Group on January 17.
The Minister said: “Previously, we had a dream that Vietnamese people would produce military equipment one day. Therefore, after finishing my homeland, I was assigned the task that I would have to Currently, nearly all military communication equipment is manufactured by Vietnam, we do not have to import equipment for about 5 years now. Vietnam is not inferior to the world, meets the highest standards and can even export ”.
When it came to telecommunications, Minister Nguyen Manh Hung had another dream, which was to produce Vietnam’s telecommunication network with Vietnamese equipment. The Minister affirmed that it was a burning desire not only for the generation of people like him but also for the previous generation like the former Director General of the General Department of Post and Telecommunications Mai Liem Truc or the Minister of Post and Telematics (the predecessor of the Ministry of Information and Communications). now) Do Trung Ta. “VNPT has previously tried to realize that dream by making joint ventures with foreign businesses. As for Viettel, after doing telecommunication services and becoming a big and potential company, it has started to do this, ”the Minister said.
Currently, Viettel is the only company in the world producing telecommunication equipment. Previously, AT&T was also a telecommunications company, producing telecommunications equipment and IT, but because the US wanted to intensify competition, AT&T split into 3 subsidiaries. Therefore, for nearly 40 years, in the world, telecom equipment manufacturing companies and carriers are separate and independent companies. “However, during the development process, Viettel found that because it is a service provider, it is best to understand the needs of customers, its network is also the most conditional unit because of its main telecommunication network. is the largest laboratory. Therefore, Viettel has returned to the same model as AT&T of the US 40 years ago and became the first telecommunications company in the world to do this “, Minister Nguyen Manh Hung said.
However, NTT Docomo in Japan is to some extent due to the high requirements of the terminal, which has forced manufacturing companies to follow them.
Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung and Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh made the first video call using 5G data transmission lines on the equipment researched and manufactured by Viettel.
Also according to Minister Nguyen Manh Hung, Vietnam has owned about 75% of telecommunications network equipment and the goal is that all devices will be manufactured by Vietnam by 2020-2021. “This is a great pride and realization of aspirations of many generations, especially when 2020 is the year of digital transformation, towards Vietnam becoming a digital country, in which digital infrastructure is important. to ensure the security of information, ”said the Minister.
Not stopping there, Minister Nguyen Manh Hung expressed great pride when Vietnam joined the top 5 first countries to produce 5G network equipment, after Sweden (Ericsson), Finland (Nokia), China. (Huawei, ZTE) and Korea (Samsung). However, the Minister of Information and Communications said that the way forward is still very long to be able to produce, commercialize domestically and internationally because in addition to technology stories also related to marketing …
Minister Nguyen Manh Hung expressed great pride when Vietnam joined the top 5 first countries to produce 5G network equipment, after Ericsson (Sweden), Nokia (Finland), Huawei, ZTE (China) and Samsung (Korea).
Viettel’s roadmap for developing 5G networks today has some adjustments, firstly, it is necessary to officially commercialize 5G Microcell devices in June 2020 because Vietnam plans to license 5G network bands at this time. . “I have a firm belief that the Prime Minister’s statement that Vietnam will commercialize 5G networks with Vietnam’s equipment will be realized in 2020,” emphasized Minister Nguyen Manh Hung.
In addition, during the Global Mobile Exhibition in February 2020 in Barcelona (Spain), Viettel had to bring its 5G equipment to show and prove to the world that Vietnam is the fifth country to produce. 5G device.
Next, in September 2020, the 2020 World Digital Exhibition held in Vietnam will have many world giants attending and Viettel will have a large booth to show off 5G equipment.
Sharing at the event, Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh affirmed that making the first 5G call on Viettel devices produced was vivid proof for the spirit of “Breaking” under the direction of the Prime Minister. “In May 2019, I was scheduled to connect for the first time on the 5G mobile network in Vietnam between Viettel and Ericsson Group. It only took 8 months for Viettel to test on the equipment that it produced. It is an incredibly fast process even though this is a tough journey, but there have been a lot of creativity and accumulation since 2011, ”the Ministry said. Chief Chu Ngoc Anh said.
Besides, Minister Chu Ngoc Anh expressed his pride that we were able to master from the core network, the access network … and believe that Viettel will develop strongly in the coming time. “The Ministry of Science and Technology joins the Ministry of Information and Communications as well as technology enterprises in the coming time,” the Minister of Science and Technology shared.
Speaking at the event of making the first 5G call on Viettel devices, Mr. Le Dang Dung, Acting Chairman and CEO of Viettel Group, emphasized that 5G network is the decisive factor for the success of a digital society. , when countries all use 5G networks to prove which of their countries’ science and technology are stronger, especially for the original technology. “Therefore, Viettel identified 5G network as a strategic project similar to the military equipment projects and created conditions for this project to be successful. However, Viettel expects the management agency will create conditions for financial settlement as well as regulations in the direction of how to do it, the management goes there instead of managing to where to work, ”Mr. Dung said.
Source : Genk