|Viettel launches a 5g network at Yên Phong 1 Industrial Park in northern Bắc Ninh province. — Photo courtesy of Viettel|
BẮC NINH — The Yên Phong 1 Industrial Park in northern Bắc Ninh province has become the first park in Việt Nam to gain access to a 5G telecom network, with the new technology launched onsite by Viettel on Thursday.
At the launch, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phan Tâm said the trial of the 5G network in Yên Phong 1 is part of efforts to implement Politburo Resolution No 52-NQ/TW, issued in September 2019, on certain policies for proactive engagement in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, thereby helping to develop modern digital infrastructure meeting businesses’ digital transformation needs.
The application of 5G is also useful for attracting new-generation FDI and projects that use high and green technology, he emphasised.
Tâm asked Viettel, in addition to building 5G infrastructure, to coordinate with local enterprises to carry out digital transformation solutions and begin applying 5G technology in their operations.
He also told Bắc Ninh authorities to create the conditions necessary for Viettel to develop 5G infrastructure at local industrial parks and promote digital transformation, helping turn the province into the capital of innovation in the northern region.
Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Vương Quốc Tuấn said Yên Phong 1 is the first industrial park in Việt Nam where the 5G network has become available, adding that the application of 5G will help accelerate the production process and attract more investment to the park and Bắc Ninh as a whole. — VNS