Vietnam offering 5G free of charge in many locations
Until now, the three largest mobile network providers in Vietnam, namely Viettel, VinaPhone, and MobiFone, have all piloted 5G technology commercially in the two major cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).
Accordingly, owners of smartphones that support the 5G technology can now experience this fast-paced connection free at several places in Hanoi and HCMC.
Viettel subscribers can send this syntax to 191 to activate the technology and use it at no cost: 5GKM The locations with Viettel’s 5G coverage are Hoan Kiem and Hai Ba Trung Districts in Hanoi, and Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in HCMC. The pilot will last until December 31, 2020.
Similarly, VinaPhone subscribers can experience 5G speed in Hoan Kiem and Hai Ba Trung Districts in Hanoi, Districts 1 and 3 in HCMC until January 31, 2021. The necessary syntax sending to 888 to activate 5G on their smartphones is 5G ON
Finally, MobiFone subscribers can enjoy the 5G coverage at the address of 80 Nguyen Du Street in District 1 of HCMC and the neighboring area of Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral. The pilot lasts until December 30, 2020. To activate 5G, these users need to visit MobiFone’s official store at the above address. SGGP
The number of 5G subscribers nationwide is expected to reach a figure of 6.3 million by 2025, with the deployment of 5G services anticipated to help Vietnamese mobile service providers increase their annual revenue by US$300 million,
The ownership of 5G equipment has a national strategic meaning, heard at a recent seminar on 5G in Hanoi.