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Why does Vietnam shy away from Huawei’s 5G Technologies?

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  1. Viet

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    Huawei’s rotating CEO, introduces achievements of 5G technology during the release ceremony for world leading Internet scientific and technological achievements in Wuzhen, east China’s Zhejiang Province. Xinhua



    On 25 April 2019, Viettel – Vietnam’s largest mobile carrier – announced that it had successfully completed the trial of a fifth-generation (5G) broadcast station in Hanoi with the speed of 600 – 700Mbps, reportedly on par with the speed of Verizon’s 5G network in the United States. Viettel will also conduct a 5G network test in May 2019. If successful, the company may start to offer 5G services soon afterwards, turning Vietnam into one of the first countries in the region to run 5G networks.

    Notably, Viettel claimed to develop its own core technologies for 5G networks, including 5G chips and 5G devices. Specifically, the firm aims to produce 80% of its telecom core network infrastructure equipment by 2020. Apart from self-developed equipment, the company will also use gears from other suppliers. However, the company made clear that it did not use Huawei equipment, even for its current 4G networks. Within Vietnam, MobiFone, the other mobile carrier that has been licensed for 5G network trial, has adopted Samsung’s technologies. Meanwhile, Vinaphone, another major telco that is likely to receive 5G trial license soon, has entered into a partnership with Nokia to deploy its 5G network.

    The absence of Huawei in Vietnam’s 5G market so far is in stark contrast with the approach of some regional countries like the Philippines or Thailand where mobile carriers continue to use Huawei equipment for their 5G networks despite controversies related to security risks posed by Huawei’s equipment.

    Vietnam’s decision not to use Huawei seems to derive from a combination of economic and security considerations.

    First, as China remains a substantial security threat for Vietnam, Vietnam has good reasons to avoid using telecom equipment made by Chinese companies in general and Huawei in particular. Some past cyberattacks, including a major one on check-in systems at Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat airports in July 2016, raised further concerns about the vulnerabilities of Vietnam’s critical infrastructure systems vis-à-vis state-sponsored cyber attacks, for which China is frequently attributed. Choosing to use self-developed equipment or those from non-Chinese suppliers will be a safer option for Vietnam. As acknowledged by a Viettel representative in an interview with Nikkei Asian Review, Viettel decided to develop and produce core network equipment “to avoid the risk of being unable to support the safety and security of the national telecommunications network”.

    Second, as Vietnam is seeking to develop its high-tech industries to realize its industrialization blueprint, allowing the use of inexpensive Huawei equipment will discourage Vietnamese firms from developing indigenous technologies and lead to a dependence on Chinese ones. Against this backdrop, Viettel’s plan to develop its own 5G chips and core network infrastructure equipment provides yet another convenient justification for Vietnam to shy away from Huawei gears. From Viettel’s perspective, as the firm is currently operating mobile networks in 10 overseas markets, developing its own 5G technologies will create a competitive edge for the company both domestically and internationally.

    Finally, as Vietnam is making efforts to grow its security and defence ties with the United States, heeding US warnings about the security risks arising from Huawei’s 5G technologies will send a positive message to Washington about the alignment of the two countries’ security interests, thereby strengthening mutual trust. Such an increasing trust will in turn facilitate Vietnam’s future security cooperation with the US and its allies, especially in the area of intelligence sharing.

    Going forward, whether Viettel and other local firms can successfully develop their own 5G technologies and produce reliable equipment at an affordable price will determine if Vietnam’s approach is sustainable. In the short term, given Viettel’s still limited technological capabilities, cooperation with non-Chinese suppliers will be critical for the deployment of Vietnam’s 5G networks. Better security assurance will be sufficient to justify the decision not to use Huawei equipment. However, in the long run, if Vietnamese firms fail to realize their plans, the higher cost for deploying 5G networks due to their reliance on more expensive equipment from non-Chinese suppliers may cause Vietnam to rethink its approach, perhaps by allowing Huawei to provide non-core equipment.

    For now, Huawei appears to be losing out to its competitors in Vietnam.


    https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50600318/why-does-vietnam-shy-away-from-huaweis-5g-technologies/
     
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  2. qwerrty

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    Viettel can develop all those things.. lol. yeah, ok :lol:

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    Lol,no comment
     
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  4. Viet

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    Why lol? Viettel isn’t a small fish. She has a revenue of $11 billion, operating 150k base stations (40k alone in VN) and 350,000 km fibre in 11 countries. All Huawei free, Ccp propaganda free mobile equipment.The company pays $1,000 per month starting salary for engineer, should you have engineering degree and currently jobless, feel free to apply.

    But judging your lol, I guess you are unqualified,uneducated.
     
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    Vietnam should give up 5G, because there was a Vietnamese think 5G exists many defects :lol:

    Please tell me which countries are currently using Viettel’s 5G devices
     
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    I moved from branded products to purely chinese made local stuff for replacements in my pc...the results have been stunning to say the least...these ultra cheap local chinese PC parts worked without giving any trouble even longer than branded and more expensive ones...goodbye gigabyte...i dont miss you now lol....chinese products have come a long way..i mean the local ones.
     
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  7. Viet

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    Not yet, 5g equipment are under development should be available by next year. Once available, Viettel can deploy in the existing markets as Cambodia, Lao, Timor Leste, Haiti, Peru, Mozambique, Cameroon, Burundi, Tanzania, and Myanmar. 5g standard is not formalized yet why the rush to buying Huawei 5g?
     
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    Viettel installs first trial 5G BTSs in Việt Nam

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    The first trial 5G service base-transceiver station (BTS) in Việt Nam was installed at Viettel's building in Hoàn Kiếm District. — Photo courtesy of Viettel

    HÀ NỘI — Telecom provider Viettel last week installed its first trial 5G service base-transceiver station (BTS) in Việt Nam.

    The 5G BTS was installed at Viettel’s building in Hoàn Kiếm District. The other two BTSs will be installed at No 19 Duy Tân and at its headquarters at 1 Trần Hữu Dực in Hà Nội. It is expected that the first 5G BTSs will officially broadcast 5G services.

    Viettel said it planned to install 70 5G trial BTSs in Hà Nội and HCM City in June so that it can collect a detailed evaluation on coverage, data and maximum speed to prepare for 5G network planning and design nationwide.

    Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam at a 5G conference last month said that 5G was highly significant to Việt Nam and ASEAN countries as part of their co-operation to develop a digital economy.

    A 5G network will not only be a breakthrough in terms of speed, but will also create a new internet era of artifical intelligence (AI) and blockchain that will basically change the world’s production methods, he added.

    Meanwhile, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng said that 5G would be an opportunity for Việt Nam to improve its ranking in the world. Việt Nam would implement a trial 5G in 2019 and provide 5G services in 2020. It will be among the first countries in the world to deploy 5G.

    Hùng said that 5G would help develop the country’s ICT industry.

    A 5G network was first deployed globally on April 4 by providers at SK Telecom, KT, LG Uplus (South Korea) and Verizon (the US). — VNS

    Read more at http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/51848...-5g-btss-in-viet-nam.html#tclptW68P9jSD2L2.99
     
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    A vietnamese author written to combodian news. Can someone look deep into this? What does he or she want to brainwash Cambodian? Vietnam always want to keep Cambodia and Laos under their control
     
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    Yeah, yeah, yeah. They use Ericson. Not develop the tech themselves. So, they're just user, not a 5G developer like Huaweii, Ericson, and Nokia. But, well. Congrat for having 5G infrastructure. As long as they don't claim to be a 5G tech developer, then it's good; or else, it just a form of disinformation / hoax.

    https://www.cio.com/article/3310197/how-is-vietnam-preparing-for-5g.html
     
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  12. grandmaster

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    Vietnam has zero patent in 5G. so, it is so obvious that no body want to say any more. this news just happened after Huawei will build Cambodia 5G. it is also so obvious that it just some rebellious Vietnamese who are sucking the US A$$ hole and hateful to China are try make echo with the US propaganda on every china thing. their purpose is to make brainwash people and make people hate Huawei and hate Chinese related things in the region.
     
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    Well, don't think too far. They (PDF Vietnam) just want to chest thumb here. But to have quickly build 5G infrastructure, despite bought Ericson system is a good move by itself. It means that they have a good will to improve their country. Kudos for Vietnam.

    Although I find some controversy here. This development is definitely the VCP success. But how can the VCP hater like Viet promote it here. Didn't he said that he hate VCP? Didn't VCP the one who responsible to destroy his old country; South Vietnam?
     
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