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5G speed reaches a record on Viettel network

  • The speed at 4.7 Gbps is recorded on Viettel’s 5G network, 40 times faster than 4G and 2 times more than current available 5G speed
  • Successfully tested on the millimeter wave spectrum (mmWave) with Ericsson radio equipment and smartphone test device powered by Snapdragon® X60 5G Modem-RF System
Press release
Sep 20, 2021 07:48 (GMT +00:00)

Hanoi, September 15, 2021 – At Viettel Innovation Lab, Viettel Corporation, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. have cooperated to research, test and successfully establish 5G data transmission speed of over 4.7Gbps. This is 40 times faster than 4G and 2 times more than the currently available 5G speeds.

This milestone reinforces the outstanding capabilities of 5G mmWave technology that Viettel is deploying in Vietnam. 5G network with high data speed will serve as the foundation for building smart factories, smart agriculture, smart cities, smart healthcare, smart education, etc.

To achieve this impressive 4.7 Gbps record, the research team of Viettel, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies have used the most advanced E-UTRA New Radio Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) technology using 800Mhz of mmWave spectrum to help accelerate and extend 5G coverage.

The solution was implemented at Viettel Innovation Lab using Ericsson radio equipment and a smartphone test device powered by the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon ®X60.

5G Research and Deployment is one of 6 development pillars in “Pioneering and enabling digital society" strategy that Viettel set in 2019. Up to now, Viettel has been a pioneer in 5G deployment in Vietnam and is the only operator in the world that has capability to research and develop 5G devices.

Mr. Dao Xuan Vu - CEO of Viettel Networks, said: "This breakthrough in 5G data speed makes Viettel’s 5G network more practical and efficient. We will continue to further promote this technology development to allow people, businesses, governments and society to experience the distinct benefits of 5G technology in particular and Industry 4.0 in general".

Mr. Denis Brunetti, President of Ericsson Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, states: “The milestone that we have achieved with Viettel during the 5G trial has been achieved using Ericsson new radio Street macro on mmWave spectrum. This is an easy-to-install solution, to help accelerate the 5G roll-out experience in dense urban environments, while ensuring the best user experience. This trial also demonstrates Viettel's infrastructure readiness to provide superior 5G services, an enhanced user experience for consumers and ability to empower Vietnam's vision for industry digitalization.

Mr. ST Liew, Vice President, QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd., and President of Qualcomm Taiwan and Southeast Asia, shared: “Qualcomm Technologies is very pleased that Viettel has achieved the fastest 5G speed record in Vietnam, helping to empower all industries to accelerate digital transformation with unmatched performance improvements. This accomplishment can enable many new use cases for consumers and businesses to take advantage of its enhanced network capacity, multi-gigabit speed, and low latency. Together, we move significantly closer to providing Vietnamese users access to rapid connections on 5G devices. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Viettel in deploying 5G mmWave in Vietnam.”