Vietnam's mobile phone service provider Vinaphone launches 3G

16:11, October 13, 2009      

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Vinaphone, the leading Mobile phone service provider in Vietnam launched its third generation (3G) technology service to local customers, the local newspaper Young People reported Tuesday.

With the new service, Vinaphone has become the first mobile operator in Vietnam to provide customers with mobile information services using 3G technology. Vinaphone will provide six new services including mobile internet, mobile broadband, video call, mobile camera, mobile TV and a 3G portal.

The operator said that the same basic charges as for the current 2G network will be applied to 3G customers.

The company's 3G network has so far covered 13 provinces and cities nationwide and it plans to cover the whole country by 2010,said Lam Hoang Vinh, deputy general director of the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group and Vinaphone director.

Vinaphone expects to regain its investment in the establishment of 3G service in seven years, said Lam Hoang Vinh.

Source:Xinhua
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