Viettel and Nokia also say that being first to 5G will allow Viettel and Nokia to play a crucial role in enabling Industry 4.0 applications to boost Vietnam's economy.
Nokia says it deployed the 5G network in a very short time frame, building on its existing LTE footprint with the operator, upgrading the entire infrastructure from radio access, cloud Packet Core and transmission to 5G technology.
Viettel’s first cloud-based Packet Core network is currently serving its live subscribers, and the network will offer a range of real-time 5G end-user experiences, such as VR gaming and 8K resolution streaming, as well as enabling Nokia’s Fixed Wireless Access.
Tao Duc Thang, Deputy General Director of Viettel's Industry - Telecommunications Group, said, “The official broadcast of 5G in Ho Chi Minh City is an important milestone in Viettel’s strategy to make Vietnam one of the first countries in the world to commercialize 5G services. With 5G, Vietnam will go along with the world."
“This trial demonstrates Nokia’s end-to-end 5G expertise and delivery capabilities in the Viettel network,” said Nguyen Kim Dung, head of Customer Business Team at Nokia Vietnam.
“As a trusted supplier to the operator, we are looking forward to making 5G a commercial reality that opens enormous growth opportunities for Vietnam."