Viettel and VinGroup join forces to develop 5G broadcast station

October 22, 2020 | 08:58 am GMT+7

Viettel High Technology Industries Corporation - VHT (under Military-Run Industry and Telecommunication Group) and VinSmart Research and Manufacture Joint Stock Company (under VinGroup) signed cooperation agreement on the development of a 5G gNodeB base station system at a ceremony in Hanoi, on October 20.


The signing ceremony took place under the direction of the Ministry of Information and Communications towards the development of "Make in Vietnam" products. Viettel Group and VinGroup plan to research and develop 5G technology to successfully commercialize 5G broadcast stations owned by Vietnamese people.

Accordingly, VinSmart is responsible for developing and supplying an 8T8R radio unit (RU); an 8T8R antenna; and a Massive MIMO Radio 64T64R (integrated with both RU and Antenna); VHT research and development of signal processing equipment (CU-DU); 5G core network system; providing 5G service and new technologies such as Beamforming and Multi User Massive Mimo, which also provide high-speed service to many users.
The two sides agreed in October to complete the set of specifications for 5G base station products, and complete two laboratories for each side. In November, the two sides will make the first test call on the 3,600 - 3,800 MHz frequency band.
The goal of VHT and VinSmart is to successfully commercialize the 5G gNodeB 8T8R base station on June 30, 2021 and the 5G gNodeB 64T64R base station on June 30, 2022. These will be the first high-quality 5G broadcast stations that are jointly owned by two Vietnamese Technology Groups.
Addressing the event, Member of Party Central Committee and Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung, the deputy head of the Party Central Committee (PCC)’s Communication and Education Commission, asked VinGroup to focus on developing radio. Viettel will focus on signal processing, the core network, and integration into commercial products.