VinaPhone to Launch 3G Services on Oct 12th
Published on: 2nd Oct 2009
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Vietnam's VinaPhone has announced that it will launch its 3G network on October 12th, making it the first operator to launch 3G phone services in the country.
VinaPhone's deputy director Ho Duc Thang told Viet Nam Net that the company has finalised the installation of thousands of 3G transceiver base stations and the connection between its current 2G and 3G networks. Thang added that VinaPhone will announce 3G service charges on launch day but promises charges will suit the pockets of most Vietnanamese subscribers.
Officially launched in June 2006, Vinaphone has become one of the top three mobile operators in Vietnam with a subscriber base of nearly 13 million.
In August, Motorola announced that it had won the 3G upgrade contract from Vinaphone covering northern Vietnam including key areas of the capital city, Hanoi.
The three other mobile operators who also have a 3G licence, Viettel, MobiFone and EVN Telecom-Hanoi Telecom, are testing their network and will offer new services as soon as possible.
On the web: Viet Nam Net