Viettel remains the fastest mobile operator in Việt Nam in the fourth quarter

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VIETNAM, January 22 –

People test 5G services around Hoàn Kiếm Lake in Hà Nội during a 5G trial event launched by Viettel in 2020. Viettel again won first place as the fastest mobile provider in Việt Nam during the last quarter of 2021. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết

HÀ NỘI – Viettel once again won first place as Việt Nam’s fastest mobile provider in the last quarter of 2021, achieving a speed score of 48.23 on modern chipsets, the latest showed. data service provider Ookla’s fourth quarter internet performance report.

Vinaphone followed closely with a speed score of 45.51. MobiFone came last at 35.81.

Rankings are based on data from Speedtest which uses median download speed to best reflect the speeds a user is likely to achieve in a market.

Viettel also overtook Vinaphone for the highest mobile consistency score in Việt Nam during Q4 2021 with 91.2% of results indicating a minimum download speed of at least 5 megabits per second (Mbps) and speed minimum download speed of 1 Mbps.

However, when calculating the median latency of major cellphone providers in Việt Nam over the past three months, Vinaphone had the lowest latency at 19 milliseconds (ms). Meanwhile, the latency of MobiFone and Viettel was 22ms and 26ms, respectively.

For fixed broadband, Vinaphone overtook Viettel as the fastest fixed broadband provider in Việt Nam over the past three months, earning a speed score of 75.49 compared to Viettel’s 73.38. FPT Telecom came third at 71.10.

The report also analyzed the performance of some of the fastest phones in Việt Nam, which revealed that the iPhone 13 Pro Max had the fastest median download speed at 72.39 Mbps.

Apple was also the manufacturer with the fastest median download speed in Việt Nam during the fourth quarter at 37.76 Mbps, followed by Xiaomi and Samsung at 35.73 and 35.64 Mpbs respectively.

According to the report, HCM City retained the top spot for the fastest fixed broadband median download and upload speeds among Việt Nam’s most populous cities at 75.10 Mbps and 72.48 Mbps, respectively.

Meanwhile, Đà Nẵng took first place for the fastest median mobile download speed among the most populated cities in Việt Nam at 43.88 Mbps.

Strong investment in 2022

Internet infrastructure in Việt Nam is expected to receive considerable investment in 2022 to meet growing user demand

The number of internet subscriptions in Việt Nam hit a record high last year, with nearly 71 million mobile broadband subscriptions and 18.8 million landline subscriptions, up 4% and 14.6 respectively. % compared to 2020.

Meanwhile, internet users reached 71 million for the first time, representing two-thirds of the population. Internet traffic has also increased sharply by more than 40% in 2021.

Telecommunications companies accelerated the development of broadband infrastructure last year. So far, the 5G network has been tested in 16 provinces and cities, 4G has covered 99.8 percent of the population, and wired internet service has reached 100 percent of township-level localities, the Telecommunications Authority reported. under the Ministry of Information and Communication. Communications.

However, the repeated breakdowns of international submarine cables have also strongly affected the quality of the national internet.

There are five submarine cable routes currently in service in Việt Nam, namely AAG, SMW3, IA, APG and AAE-1. Two others, SJC 2 and ADC, are scheduled to be commissioned in 2022 and 2023.

Meanwhile, other countries in the region have more routes such as Singapore 30, Malaysia 22 and Thailand 10. Compared to them, the international infrastructure serving internet connection in Việt Nam remains modest, reported the Đầu Tư (Investment) newspaper.

Hoàng Đức Dũng from the Global Operation Center of Viettel Network Corporation, a subsidiary of Viettel Group, said there is a need to develop infrastructure for international internet connection on par with countries in the region.

Deputy Director of the Telecommunications Authority, Nguyễn Phong Nhã, believed that to improve the quality of high-speed Internet, the focus should be on upgrading bandwidth and modem capacity, expanding national and international bandwidth and changing standards. In addition to investing in Internet infrastructure, telecommunications service providers must also prepare contingency plans.

According to experts, the development of digital infrastructure, including internet, telecommunications and cloud computing infrastructure, is expected to take center stage by 2025. This will also create a great opportunity for service providers. , infrastructure developers and operators to compete on an equal footing with transnational companies. companies in Việt Nam. —VNS

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