MIC to show off 2G expertise by September 16 – Know-how At this time

VIETNAM, July 7 – HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam will flip off 2G expertise on land from September 16.

Telecommunication service suppliers are being urged to take drastic measures to help their subscribers to modify to cell phones with greater expertise to make sure their pursuits.

The 2G service will proceed to be offered within the Trường Sa (Spratly) and Hoàng Sa (Paracel) archipelagos till September 15, 2026.

Based on the Vietnam Telecommunications Authority (VNTA) below the Ministry of Data and Communications (MIC), the 900/1800MHZ band will now not be used for the 2G cell communication methods from that day.

The MIC won’t grant the 900MHz/1800MHz bands once more as soon as the use expires on September 16 if community operators can’t full the method of shifting 2G subscribers to 4G and 5G subscribers, it stated, citing the ministry’s Circulars 03/2024 and 04/2024.

Nguyễn Trọng Tính, Deputy Basic Director of Viettel Telecom, stated the cessation of 2G cell expertise is the suitable coverage which is in keeping with the pattern in addition to the desires of community operators and the demand of shoppers.

Viettel has taken numerous measures to advertise the transition from 2G to 4G for customers over the previous 4 years. Up to now, 2G subscribers accounts for about 16 per cent of the overall variety of subscribers of Viettel.

It’s vital to scale back the variety of 2G subscribers on the community to under 5 per cent earlier than Viettel can flip off 2G, Tính stated.

In the meantime, Vinaphone has about three million G2 subscribers, equal to eight per cent of its whole subscribers.

Just lately, the MIC has made preparation for turning off 2G expertise similar to not permitting the import of gadgets utilizing 2G in order that the transfer won’t depart a lot influence on customers. Telecommunications suppliers have additionally offered monetary help to assist subscribers purchase smartphones as effectively supplied preferential packages for them. — VNS

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