GTel wins licence to offer 4G in Vietnam

Natalie Bannerman
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The Vietnamese government awards GTel with one of four licenses to deliver 4G services in the country

Truong Minh Tuan, minister of information and communications, has signed a license allowing GTel Mobile, the Vietnamese mobile network operator, to offer 4G services in Vietnam.

GTel, owned by Gmobile, is now one of four mobile companies to have been given licences for 4G, competitors include: Viettel, VNPT and MobiFone. Gtel will launch its 4G services using 1800 MHz spectrum which had previously been reserved for 2G services. 

The telecommunications department has made it clear that the responsibilities of the network provider including coverage range, quality and service fees will stated clearly in the license to ensure rights of users and to make deployment as feasible as possible.

The permission of services forms part of the government’s telecommunication develop plan that seeks to get 95% of the population 4G coverage by the year 2020.