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Samsung and Viettel to trial 5G in Da Nang, Vietnam

Samsung and Viettel will demonstrate the vendor’s latest 5G solutions including 64T64R Massive MIMO radio

Samsung Electronics and Viettel have initiated 5G commercial trials in Da Nang, central Vietnam’s largest city. The pair are testing Samsung’s advanced 5G solutions, including baseband units and the 64T64R Massive MIMO radio, to power Viettel’s commercial network.

“Viettel has continued to prioritize building 5G infrastructure in key areas of the city,” said Tao Duc Thang, deputy general director from Viettel. “Viettel will join hands to make smart city development in Da Nang more synchronous and modern, to connect broadband in multi-dimensional and safe ways, ensuring best network infrastructure for digital government development, supporting for business and growth of Da Nang.”

According to Samsung, its 64T64R 5G Massive MIMO radio is capable of powering “highly-congested and populated areas [and] delivering increased coverage and data speeds for enhanced 5G end-user experiences.”

“We are excited to work with Viettel to bring immersive and reliable 5G services to consumers and demonstrate Samsung’s technical leadership in Vietnam. This trial marks a big first step for the two companies’ collaborative efforts in Vietnam,” said Ho Chi Dung, vice president, Network Business, Samsung VINA. “We look forward to supporting Viettel with a network that is ready to unlock the future of mobile connectivity in Vietnam, and that brings a new level of 5G experiences to the country’s increasing number of mobile users.”

Viettel is Vietnam’s largest telecom operator. Its 4G infrastructure covers 97% of the Vietnamese population and it is credited with establishing the first 5G service in the country a little over a year ago. Currently, provinces and cities in the country have 5G Viettel coverage, including Hanoi, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, Vinh Phuc, Dong Nai and Ho Chi Minh City.


Catherine Sbeglia
Catherine is the Managing Editor for RCR Wireless News, Enterprise IoT Insights, and In-Building Technology. Before joining Arden Media, she served as an Associate Editor in Advantage Business Marketing's Manufacturing and Research & Development Groups. She studied English and Film & Media Studies at The University of Rochester. She currently lives in Madison, WI. Having already lived on both coasts, she thought she’d give the middle a try. So far, she likes it very much.

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