Vietnamese telecommunications giant Viettel became the first telco in the country to offer 5G services to its customers as the telco announced the launch of its 5G commercial trial, media reports said.
The 5G services offered by Viettel are currently available in the Hoan Kiem District, Ba Dinh District and Hai Ba Trung District and any Viettel customer with a 5G device can access it. It is reported that Viettel will provide unlimited 5G data free of charge, enabling customers to fully experience the power of the 5G technology.
With regard to the launch of 5G commercial trial, Chairman and General Director of Viettel Group, Major General Le Dang Dung told the media, “Similarly to the previous universalisation of cell phones in Vietnam, Viettel, as Vietnam’s largest telecommunications and IT enterprise, will continue to pioneer the creation of a digital society. The cutting-edge telecommunications infrastructure is a must for Industry 4.0. Viettel Group has completed the ecosystem from digital infrastructure, digital solutions, digital finance, digital content, logistics and ecommerce, etc. so far, meeting the needs of building egovernment and developing digital economy and digital society in Vietnam.”
Last month, it was reported that Foxconn is planning to move the assembly of some of the Apple products such as the iPad and Macbook to Vietnam from China upon Apple’s request. It is also speculated that Foxconn is planning to shift its overall operation from China to other Southeast Asian countries or India.