Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) announced on December 19 it officially launches VinaPhone 5G network in Hanoi and HCM City.

This is a milestone in Vietnam's technology development as 5G technology is bringing about important changes in all aspects of social life while at the same time laying a solid foundation for building a digital government in the country.

Upon the successful launch of the Vinaphone 5G network, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phan Tam said to date, three big telecommunications and information technology enterprises have helped Vietnam advance into the one of the leading countries in 5G deployment worldwide.

Experts have agreed the ownership of 5G equipment has a national strategic meaning.

All three major carriers in Vietnam, including Viettel, VinaPhone, and MobiFone, have deployed 5G networks in Hanoi and HCM City. With speeds 10 times higher than the current 4G, 5G is expected to solve data network problems while providing smoother speed experiences./.