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Hanoi (VNA) – Military-run telecom group Viettel plans to roll out fifth generation (5G) technology in Laos, its third overseas launch of the service after Cambodia and Myanmar.

Accordingly, Star Telecom (Unitel), in which Viettel owns a 49 percent stake, will become the first operator to offer the 5G technology in the country.

In February this year, Unitel was a pioneer in introducing eSIMs to the Lao people, helping the country rank 7th out of 10 ASEAN member states in terms of advanced telecommunications services.

Founded in October 2009, the Viettel subsidiary operates across all 17 provinces and cities in Laos and has led the market for eight consecutive years. It is also the Lao Government’s partner in implementing the country’s key e-government systems./.