5G is crucial to Vietnam’s development: Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam

March 25, 2019 | 08:51 am GMT+7

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has stated that 5G, the next-generation of mobile communications standard, is crucially important to the development of Vietnam and other countries.


Speaking at a conference on March 22 he said that the technology is not only a giant leap in speed but also involves changes in the world’s production methods.

The early stage of a new technology is always difficult, said Deputy PM Dam, noting that the government needs to proactively support businesses in order to make them more confident and reduce risks.
He emphasised that technology always has two sides, so on the one hand it is necessary to promote creativity and on the other hand it is necessary to deal with the negative aspects in order to minimise adverse impacts.
At the ASEAN Conference on 5G, the Vietnamese Deputy PM suggested that the participants discuss the practical path for 5G development in the region.
Earlier on March 21, Vietnam’s Minister of Information and Communications, Nguyen Manh Hung, stated that 5G will be the most important part of the infrastructure for the digital economy.
He told the delegates at the conference that Vietnam will be one of the first countries in the world to roll out the next-generation of wireless technology.

Minister Hung added that several local carriers have been licensed to trial 5G in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
The two-day ASEAN Conference on 5G is a Vietnamese initiative designed to foster regional cooperation in 5G policies, as well as 5G-based technology, service and application development.