Vietnam sets up committee on 6G research and development

February 23, 2022 | 09:41 am GMT+7

The Ministry of Information and Communications has set up a steering committee on research and development of the sixth-generation mobile information technology.


The Committee, led by Minister Nguyen Manh Hung, is responsible for putting forward orientations, mechanisms, and policies on how to beef up the research and development of 6G in the country.

It is in charge of monitoring the research and development on standards, production and commercialization of 6G mobile communication equipment and services of international organizations and advanced countries in the world; combine research, forecast development trends of the domestic and international telecommunications market.

The Committee will also devise a roadmap for research, production and commercialization of 6G equipment, a roadmap for testing and commercializing 6G services; solutions to support Vietnamese enterprises in the production and commercialization of 6G equipment and services.

Viet Nam is in the phase of commercial testing of 5G network with average download speed about ten times faster than 4G network. 

Viettel, VNPT and MobiFone are three mobile network operators that provide 5G networks in some big cities (only certain areas) in Viet Nam.

Earlier, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung emphasized that it is necessary to start 6G research in 2022 to turn Viet Nam into one of the leading countries in the world for 6G technology.  

Viet Nam must go with the world's leading countries in in 6G technology. The frequency will be licensed by the Ministry of Information and Communications possibly in 2028 before the commercialization of 6G.

According to experts, the 6G network would transform the internet bringing virtual reality into life. While the speed of 5G may reach 20 gigabits (Gbps) per second, a sixth-generation network may achieve the terabits-per-second speeds.

Countries around the world, including the US, South Korea, China, Japan, and Finland have already joined the race for 6G network development.