VinSmart, a technology and services arm of Hanoi-based Vietnamese giant VinGroup JSC is looking forward to exporting its 5G-capable devices to western countries. Established two years ago, VinSmart is also first manufacturer of 5G smartphones in Vietnam.
The company has a deal to export 1.5 to 2 million units of its 5G smartphone to the US. While the company is going to focus on its North American presence for the next five years, reports say that it is also planning to bring its 5G equipment in Vietnam’s telecom market in 2021. VinSmart has also tied up with Qualcomm for patent licensing agreements. This connection has also helped it to get an edge over North American market. The company has its portfolio of products in various categories such as, VSmart smartphones, Mi-Fi routers, CPEs, Wi-Fi 6 smart home, routers and 5G laptops.
VinSmart and Qualcomm have been conducting their 5G tests under a lab 5G environment. These tests make sure that the 5G devices are compatible with the global carriers. Last year, Vietnam’s state-run operator, Viettel conducted a 5G network trial and also announced to make its own 5G equipment for the upcoming rollout. We see so many interesting developments around 5G in Vietnam, which could soon become an alternative hub for 5G network gear.