Vietnam's 4G networks now cover 95% of the nation's population, attendees to the 4G LTE 2017 International Conference learned.
The conference, organized by the Vietnam Internet Association and IDG Vietnam, was told that around 43,000 4G base stations have now been deployed nationwide, Vietnamnet Bridge reported.
Vietnam issued 4G licenses in the 1800-MHz and 2600-MHz band last year. There are now four 4G licensees in Vietnam - Viettel, Vinaphone, MobiFone, and Gmobile – with the first three of these having launched services.
Speaking at the event, deputy minister for information and communications Pham Hong Hai called on operators to launch 4G network to create opportunities for explosive growth in 4G services.
He said the arrival of the 4G era in Vietnam will also create opportunities in fields including the IoT and smart cities.