Vinaphone Selects Motorola to Provide 3G Network in VietNam
Motorola, Inc. today announced that Vinaphone, a subsidiary of Viet Nam Posts and Telecommunications (VNPT) Group, has signed a contract with Motorola's Home & Networks Mobility business to deploy a 3G network to provide advanced high speed mobile data services in northern Viet Nam including key areas of the capital city, Hanoi. The new project builds on the success of Motorola's 2G network deployment for Vinaphone, and will bring new media mobility experiences to Vinaphone's customers.
Over the next twelve months, Motorola will upgrade Vinaphone's GSM network with 3G radio access network equipment in northern Viet Nam, including densely populated Hanoi. The project reinforces Vinaphone's confidence in Motorola's mobile data solutions and ability to deliver cost effective network solutions.
"Motorola has successfully competed in an open tender to win the key Northern areas of Vinaphone's 3G network building upon their successful 2G deployments with Vinaphone. The key city area of Hanoi is a very important commercial focus for Vinaphone and we are pleased to have signed a contract with Motorola to bring 3G service to the capitol city in Northern provinces of Viet Nam," said Dr. Hoang Trung Hai, standing deputy managing director of Vinaphone.
"We are excited about the upcoming 3G network deployment project. As a leading player in the communications network market, Motorola is committed to providing advanced and high quality mobile technologies to the very competitive Viet Nam market," said Dr. Ray Owen, general director of Motorola Viet Nam, "Winning the 3G network deployment project for the most important city in Viet Nam – Hanoi - in an open tender shows the leading price and performance we can achieve with our advanced network solutions."
The 3G deployment will bring high speed mobile data services to Vinaphone's subscribers, and allow the operator to strengthen its position in the Viet Nam market," Dr. Owen added.
Motorola's Home & Networks Mobility business provides a comprehensive end-to-end solution, consisting of market-leading products, tools, and support, that addresses the full value chain of mobile and entertainment service providers. It has a global presence with radio access solutions deployed in more than 160 active networks encompassing WiMAX, 3GPP, 3GPP2 and iDEN, allowing operators to deliver personalized media mobility experiences to users anywhere they go.