Viet Nam News
QUẢNG NINH — As global sales of LTE smartphones have surpassed 3G smartphones, LTE has become vital in the global telecommunication market and is important for Việt Nam’s telecom industry to move with the times from the early stage of network deployment, said Dongsu Shin, vice president and head of planning, Networks Business Division at Samsung Electronics.
Shin told the event ‘LTE Technologies and Services’ that Samsung would continue making innovations in the Vietnamese LTE market as a long-term partner.
LTE is one of the latest mobile telecom technologies, also called 4th Generation (4G), providing end-users with mobile data more than 10 times faster than 3G at its maximum speed. This is equivalent to downloading a multimedia file, such as a video of 100 megabytes to a LTE smartphone in 3 seconds.
With broadband data speed and its extended capacity, LTE can dramatically increase the availability of multimedia services to users and impact on diverse industries by building an IP-based ecosystem.
As the number of LTE subscription grows, the mobile eco-system will create more dynamic opportunities for business, so telecom service providers should lay the foundations to make these changes possible.
“Deploying a 4G LTE network does not only mean building the network, but it also means providing consistent upgrades for better user experience while it is also essential to research and apply future ready technologies,” said Professor Nguyễn Hữu Thanh, Dean of Communication Engineering Department in Hà Nội University of Science and Technology.
The event in conjunction with the IEEE Sixth International Conference on Communications and Electronics (IEEE ICCE 2016) to share experiences in 4G LTE and beyond between South Korea and Vietnam. As many as 50 leaders from the governments, academia, telecom operators and equipment providers in IT participated and covered various topics.
IEEE ICCE 2016 aimed to share experiences in technologies, business, and academic research that LTE-leading countries such as South Korea, which adapted to LTE earlier, have witnessed for many years and to promote activities among academia, industry, operators, and institutes between the two countries.
Samsung participated in the Việt Nam-Korea LTE Vision workshop in April in which mobile telecommunication leaders from the government, operators and solution providers in both countries attended to promote interest in LTE technologies. This time, Samsung expanded its activities into academia with regards to the IT industry so that LTE technologies can be adopted and researched while the ecosystem is created in Việt Nam. — VNS