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Viettel activates first 30 base transceiver stations

Released at: 16:03, 04/12/2018

Viettel activates first 30 base transceiver stations

Photo: Viettel Group

Stations deploying services using NB-IoT technology activated on December 3.

by Ngoc Lan

Viettel successfully activated the first 30 base transceiver stations in Hanoi on December 3 with the platform deploying services using NB-IoT technology.

NB-IoT is a technology developed for devices supporting IoT (Internet of Things) connectivity.

This is the result of research and testing by Viettel for two years. Its IoT infrastructure and platform will be ready for customers in the first half of 2019.

With this milestone, Viettel becomes the first operator in Vietnam and among the first 70 around the world to deploy the NB-IoT network.

Possessing nearly 40,000 4G stations around the country is a major advantage for Viettel in actively implementing IoT.

Mr. Cao Duc Thang, Deputy General Director of Viettel, said that during Industry 4.0 it is determined to be a pioneer in Vietnam. “The concept of ‘customer’ has been expanded, to include not just people but all stakeholders,” he said. “Under this definition, the number of customers is in the billions. The deployment of IoT demonstrates the realization of Viettel’s mission, our commitment, our efforts for a smarter society, a more modern Vietnam.”

Viettel is now also testing some applications based on IoT connectivity and infrastructure, such as smart parking, air monitoring, location tracking, and metering devices, creating the basis for officially developing and exploiting an ecosystem for IoT services in the future.

Viettel will shortly develop a small-scale station in Ho Chi Minh City and complete its coverage in the two cities in the first quarter of 2019 before investing significantly elsewhere in Vietnam and overseas.

Viettel is ranked among the top 15 largest telecommunication corporations in the world in terms of subscribers and the top 40 in terms of revenue.

It has invested in ten foreign markets with a total population of 240 million, in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

It aims to expand its markets to a population of 400 to 500 million and join the world’s top 10 largest telecoms firms by 2020.

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