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Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) has launched its 4G service on Phu Quoc Island in the southern coastal province of Kien Giang.

T his is the first locality in the country for which VNPT is providing the 4G service.

The coverage and launch of 4G services in Phu Quoc will boost development of the island as it welcomes a large number of visitors annually, the telecom giant said.

Besides, VNPT is assisting with the development of a smart transportation network on the island as it targets becoming the first smart city in the country. The 4G service will strongly support this project, it added.

The service will also help Vietnam catch up with global technology trends, it said.

The event is an important milestone in VNPT’s strategy to provide 4G coverage to all cities and provinces in the country, ushering the nation into a new technological era.

At the launching ceremony, VinaPhone exhibited speed test equipment for guests to verify the superiority of 4G over 3G. The average speed of Internet access was between 40 and 80Mb/s, about seven to ten times the 3G speed. The VinaPhone 4G service can reach a speed of 300Mb/s, the company said.

After Ph u Qu o c, customers in Hanoi , HCM City and 10 other provinces will be able to experience the benefits of 4G technolog y from next month until January next year.

VNPT plans to provide 4G coverage to all cities and provinces in the country by the end of 2017.-VNA