Vietnam operators agree 5G sharing pact
The companies signed a deal to share about 1,200 base stations and jointly deploy towers in future. Sharing infrastructure would be vital to bring 5G coverage to all parts of the country including rural areas, Vietnam Express reported.
With most operators having nearly 100 per cent population coverage, network sharing had not been a priority until considering the next-generation technology. With only a 2G network it’s important for it to partner with the others to deploy 5G, the newspaper reported.
Last month, VNPT and Mobifone signed a deal to share 700 sites and cooperate in a number of regions.
The country has five MNOs, including Vietnammobile, and two MVNOs following a launch by Mobicast under the Reddi brand.
Reddi uses the infrastructure of VNPT to provide services to customers. The Mobicast-VNPT deal is expected to help each side take advantage of their own strengths in order to create the best values and optimize user benefits. For its part, a representative of Reddi said that the network operator will make the best use of VNPT’s existing infrastructure and catch up with future trends in the telecommunications and technology industries.
After event, Reddi has officially registered to become one of the leading mobile network operator working in the MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) model in Vietnam market, and also the first MVNO network operator to follow the development orientation of the comprehensive MVNO model (Full MVNO - the highest level of an MVNO).
Source: mobileworldlive.com, vnexplorer.net, itzone.com.vn