DA NANG (VNS) — Mobile service providers are voicing concerns over plans to authorise additional wireless frequency bands.
At the 13th Meeting of the Asia Pacific Telecommunity Wireless Group being held here this week, Viet Nam Authority of Radio Frequency Management general director Doan Quang Hoan said: "Participants have joined in discussions on solutions to frequency spectrum and radio communications technology, as well as sharing experience in managing telecommunications."
Viet Nam has been using the frequency spectrum of 806-960MHz for the increased popularity and use of wireless mobile services as well as the 3,400-3,600MHz frequency for satellite and international mobile technology.
"We really want to expand the mobile phone service market, so we need a policy statement from State authorities on management of the 500-800MHz frequency band," said Nguyen Van Hung, a representative from Viettel, one of the nation's leading telecom companies. "Telecommunications service providers are also eyeing frequencies of over 2,000MHz for wireless services and new technology."
"Viet Nam has made efforts in planning and developing mobile technology effectively for future demand, and mobile technology has seen the quickest growth in Viet Nam in recent years," Hoan also said yesterday.
The Asia Pacific Telecomnunity Wireless Group meeting, which has drawn 250 participants, will continue through Saturday. — VNS