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Network providers fight against blockage during Tet

Update: February, 07/2016 - 10:00
Telecommunication and Internet operators affirmed that there will be no blockage of mobile phone networks during the holiday. — Photo quantrimang.com.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son recently asked mobile phone operators to ensure that mobile networks and Internet connection remain operational during Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.

Telecommunication and Internet operators affirmed that there will be no blockage of mobile phone networks during the holiday.

A representative of VNPT VinaPhone network provider said that nearly 11,000 3G (third generation network) broadcasting stations have been set up to keep customers connected to the data base as well as expand 3G coverage area.

The operator has also planned to allocate mobile broadcast vehicles around the country including at least two in Ha Noi, two in Da Nang City and three in HCM City's District 1.

The move is aimed at providing communication services in areas which will see big crowds such as at festivals, fairs or firework display areas.

Operating systems of Viettel, the largest mobile operator in Viet Nam, are able to serve 80 million subscribers and their message services can transmit about 500 million messages and 300 calls per hour.

The network provider has put nearly 800 base transceiver stations (BTS) into operation and upgraded configuration of more than 200 broadcasting stations in all cities and provinces nationwide.

Some 90 mobile broadcast vehicles, each of which has capacity equal to three broadcasting stations, will be placed at venues which face high risks of poor service quality.

Le Nam Tra, MobiFone chairman, said that 3G capacity of BTS stations would be doubled while 3G configuration would go up by 30 to 50 per cent.

According to telecommunication experts, the demand to use mobile phone service will increase by 200 to 500 per cent during the holiday compared to normal days. Customers will possibly suffer from delays in transmitting their messages, making phone calls or posting photos on the Internet.

The experts warned users not to send bulk messages because the phone operator may not be able to manage them at the same time, leading to network blockage.

When using the 3G network, users should upload some photos to reduce waiting time as well as prevent blockage, experts said. — VNS

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