Samsung and Viettel launch 5G RAN trial in Da Nang, Vietnam
Samsung has launched a commercial trial of its 5G radio access network technology with Viettel in Vietnam. The network operator will use Samsung’s advanced 5G solutions to power its commercial network and to enable users in Da Nang to “experience the full benefits of 5G services. The companies will verify the high-performance and advanced capabilities made possible by Samsung’s 4G and 5G network solutions,” Samsung said in this statement.
“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 Nan,” Tao added.
Viettel is Vietnam’s largest telecom operator. Its 4G infrastructure covers 97% of the Vietnamese population. The company also provided the first 5G service in Vietnam.
Currently, 11 provinces/cities of Vietnam have 5G Viettel coverage (including Hanoi, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, Vinh Phuc, Dong Nai, Ho Chi Minh City, Ba Ria–Vung Tau, Binh Phuoc, Thua Thien–Hue and Da Nang). People in these areas can experience 5G for free with unlimited capacity, on many 5G support devices. The 5G Viettel network in the above areas has a stable data download speed of 600-700 Mbps, the highest of up to more than 1Gbps.
For the commercial trial in Da Nang, Samsung provided its latest 4G and 5G solutions, which include its baseband unit as well as 64T64R Massive MIMO radios and radios on mid-band spectrum. Samsung’s latest baseband unit offers improved performance with industry leading capacity and throughput, while supporting both 4G and 5G technologies.
Samsung says its 64T64R 5G Massive MIMO radio has the capability to power highly-congested and populated areas, 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.”
Samsung has successfully delivered 5G end-to-end solutions including chipsets, radios and core. Through ongoing research and development, Samsung drives the industry to advance 5G networks with its market-leading product portfolio from fully virtualized RAN and Core to private network solutions and AI-powered automation tools. The company is currently providing network solutions to mobile operators that deliver connectivity to hundreds of millions of users around the world.
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Vietnamese network operators now manufacturing cameras
Experts say that camera service is like a telecom service as it requires transmission connections and storage in the cloud. Foreign companies do not have the same connections with Vietnamese mobile network operators as domestic camera manufacturers do.
At a seminar held by VietNamNet this week, Khuong Duy, director of Camera Center of Viettel High Tech, said that network operators with a high number of customers have advantages in introducing camera products to the market. The firm has joined the camera market, aiming to build diverse products and services for household clients using FTTH.
Viettel High Tech targets providing products that ensure security and safety for clients with Make in Vietnam standards, using Viettel products: a management and storage system at Viettel, smart features researched and developed, and owned by Vietnamese.
The participation of network operators in the production of Camera Ai will bring benefits to users, making them feel secure about personal information security. They can use the services in association with other telecom services.
The firm is not focusing on the competition in price. The value it brings not only lies in the product of the camera, but the entire solution, platform and ecosystem which aim at bringing big added value to users.
The enterprises attach much importance to ensuring safety for personal users and security in smart transport and smart cities, and serving national defense and national security tasks.
In order to do so, Viettel High Tech focuses on algorithms, Ai applications. Viettel network has clients covering the entire country – an easily accessible market. It is expected that in 2023, Viettel High Tech will provide camera products to household clients and high-end AI cameras that provide solutions to smart cities, national defense and security, the government and public administration.
Hoang Quoc Huy, deputy CEO of MobiFone Global, said the value is 2 cameras per 100 people. The figure is still low if compared with other countries, including the US and China (15 cameras per 100 people).
With digital transformation, demand for cameras will rise. Individual clients will need cameras to supervise older people and children, and prevent burglars. IZs would use cameras for internal supervision, while cities would keep watch over transport and security.
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