HANOI, Vietnam and SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2022 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --
Viettel Group and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced plans to collaborate
and develop a next-generation 5G Radio Unit (RU) with massive MIMO capabilities
and distributed units (DUs). This focuses on helping to expedite the
development and roll-out of 5G network infrastructure and services in Vietnam
Using the Qualcomm® X100 5G RAN Accelerator Card and Massive MIMO Qualcomm®
QRU100 5G RAN Platform combined with its own advanced hardware and software
systems, Viettel expects to accelerate the development and commercialization of
high-performance Open RAN massive MIMO solutions, which simplify network
deployment and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
Viettel is one of four global partners trusted and selected by Qualcomm to
participate in the development and application of this new 5G chipset of
Qualcomm. According to Qualcomm, the partnership will help advance the cellular
ecosystem and accelerate the innovation cycle.
"Viettel has been a pioneer in adopting new telecommunications technologies
including 5G. We are delighted to have Qualcomm Technologies as a key
technology provider in our 5G gNodeB project," said Nguyen Vu Ha, general
director, Viettel High Technology. "This collaboration between Qualcomm
Technologies and Viettel Group will be the cornerstone of Vietnam's national
strategy for Made in Vietnam 5G infrastructure."
"Qualcomm Technologies, as a global technology leader in 5G, is looking forward
to collaborating with Viettel for the development of Open RAN solutions that
will establish the foundation for Vietnam's next-generation of wireless
networks," said Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager,
Cellular Modems and Infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Viettel has built a large 4G telecommunications infrastructure covering 97% of
Vietnam population and has become a pioneer in 5G adoption in Vietnam.
Viettel's 5G services are available in 16 cities and provinces in Vietnam to
date. Viettel develops full network elements including Devices, Radio Access
Network (RAN), Transmission Network, and Core Network which are forming a
strong foundation for digital society.
Qualcomm is the world's leading wireless technology innovator and the driving
force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G. Qualcomm
Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with
its subsidiaries, substantially all of our engineering, research and
development functions, and substantially all of our products and services
businesses, including our QCT semiconductor business.
Source: Viettel Group
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Caption: Mr. Hoang Dinh Hai Truyen, Representative of Viettel High Technology Industries
Corporation and Mr. Durga Malladi, Senior Vice President and General Manager,
Mobility and Infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies.