We are living in the world where the revolution of technology is breaking out. The innovation of 5G is believed as the fundamental innovation which has great influence on the all aspects of human.
Looking back at 1991 when 2G was introduced, the mobile date speeds have risen up too fast for us to predict. In each minute passing, million emails, tweets or posts are being sent and updated. People all over the world are watching YouTube, Netflix or listening pot cads. Therefor, the demand for data is going up by 60% per year.
While 4G is bound to connect people to people and all our favorite things, 5G is a bigger step. 5G is not only a substitute for the former, it will create a total interrelated world where everything are connected from the toothbrush, bulb, bin to your car or motorway. Everything will be connected and share data. The speed of 4G is ten times faster than 3G, while 5G is double the predecessor. Moreover, 5G is certainly more safe and stable.
Many problems arising in our society now will be solved by the existence of 5 G such as health, social care, traffic jam, train delays, fuel scarce, etc. Many expects believes that 5G demonstrates a new beginning of mobile technology. It’s about connecting all the platforms of society, integrating all infrastructure from buildings to transport and utilities, changing the way that everything operates. With the high-speed connection of 5G, business operator can think bigger and workers can work more productively.
The very low latency and great bandwidth of 5G allows persons to work remotely, such as online meeting or conference call can be implemented smoothly as if all the participants were in the same room. In your office or your home, cameras and sensors connected via 5G will automatically adjust the lighting and temperature to create a perfectly pleasant place for you, while it can cut down cost of energy consumption. In addition to the benefits for business, 5G can manage traffic flow and reduce traffic jam, for example in the UK approximately up to 10%. Thanks to this advantage, the UK economy can save about more than £800 a year and 3 hours per year for each commuter. The amount of emission as a result can be cut down sharply.
Vietnam is likely to be the first country that implements 5G in the world. Vietnam now is carrying out testing 5G and can enforce it in 2020. Vietnam used to be listed in the top 20 countries which has the larger number of subscription for mobile-broadband. Vietnam has progress 2G since 1993 in the context of globalization. However, the position of Vietnam started plummeting since the application of 3G and 4G to the position of 115/193.
Vietnam used to be ranked among the top 20 in the world by the International Telecommunication Union for mobile-broadband subscriptions, thanks to the application of 2G mobile networks in 1993, just three years after its global entry.
One of the reason for that is the delay of launching 3G in Vietnam. It was nearly 10 year later since 3G has been progressed in developed countries. The same situation is undergoing with 4G. The Vietnamese authorities believe that 5G is an opportunity for Vietnam to catch up with other countries and on the other side, it can be boosting the Vietnam economy. Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh are mentioned as the two cities launching 5G.
It is estimated that the telecom market of Vietnam is valued at approximately $ 16 billion at the end of 2016. The three state-owned providers including Viettel, Mobifone and VNPT are still three dominants with the market share respectively 46.7%, 26.1%, 22.2%.
While MobiFone and VNPT are on the list of state-owned companies slated for privatization by 2020, Viettel is to remain in government hands.
Four telecom companies — Vietnamobile, a joint venture of Hanoi Telecom and Hongkong based Hutchison Asia Telecommunications, and three state-owned entities, Viettel, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group, MobiFone and Vietnamobile — are expected to receive 5G testing licenses in January.
Viettel wants to test 5G next year and launch commercially in 2020, said Phung Van Cuong, the company’s deputy general director.
VNPT has teamed up with Nokia to develop telecommunications technology, including 5G.
MobiFone, which has lagged its competitors in deploying 4G, earlier this year signed an agreement with Samsung Electronics to boost engineering and commercial cooperation on 4G and 5G networks.