Viettel and chip manufacturer Qualcomm announced a collaboration to develop next-generation technology to fast track the development and rollout of 5G in Vietnam and globally.
In a statement, Qualcomm detailed the partnership involves the development of a next-generation 5G Radio Unit (RU) with massive MIMO capabilities and distributed units (DUs).
Viettel will be able to accelerate the development and commercialisation of open RAN (ORAN) massive MIMO solutions, through the use of Qualcomm solutions, the X100 5G RAN Accelerator Card and Massive MIMO Qualcomm QRU100 5G RAN Platform.
Viettel High Technology general director Nguyen Vu Ha said: “This collaboration between Qualcomm Technologies and Viettel Group will be the cornerstone of Vietnam’s national strategy for Made in Vietnam 5G infrastructure.”
“As the need for reliable, robust, and powerful mobile experiences increases across Vietnam, we anticipate a new wave of demand for 5G services from both end-users and enterprises,” added Qualcomm VP and Taiwan/Southeast Asia president ST Liew.
“Joining forces with Viettel will allow us to innovate through and launch technology that will advance the cellular ecosystem and accelerate the enablement and deployment of modern networks at scale”.