|Viettel’s global technical control centre. — VNS Photo|
HCM CITY — Leading mobile phone service providers Viettel and MobiFone have said they are ready to cope with the expected rush during the Lunar New Year.
The military-owned Viettel, which has been offering 4G services for 10 months, has over 37,000 base transceiver stations (BTS) covering rural, mountainous, and remote areas and islands.
To prepare for 300 places that will set off fireworks on New Year’s Eve, Viettel has installed new BTSs and readied hundreds of mobile BTSs on trucks. It has also installed 220 wifi routers in crowded places like central areas in cities and railway and bus stations.
Thousands of Viettel staff will be stationed to cope with problems.
MobiFone has already expanded its core system capacity to 50 million messages per hour.
It has increased internet capacity by 200 Gbps, 80 per cent up from 2016, for big data services.
Its customer service at 1090 will support customers all day during Tết. — VNS