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Hanoi (VNA) – The Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group attracted an additional 1 million 4G subscribers in the first quarter of 2019, marking the fastest growth of the firm so far.

According to statistics released by the Ministry of Information and Communications in late 2018, Viettel has nearly 17 million 4G subscribers, 1.3 times higher than the combined number of the other mobile telecommunications service suppliers in Vietnam.

The booming of 4G services and the rising data consuming trend have helped Viettel earn 54.4 trillion VND (2.33 billion USD) in the first three months of this year, with consolidated profit of 10.1 trillion VND (434.3 million USD).

Viettel plans to continue improving the quality of its 4G service in the second quarter by raising the number of base stations to 50,000, while striving to raise connection speed by 1.5 times.

Viettel will also pilot 5G services in Hanoi from May.-VNA