|Vietnam Takes a Wireless Leap
with Motorola wi4 WiMAX
Other topics: WiMAX Neutral Spectrum,
WiMAX Mesh Solutions,
Interoperable WiMAX Products
June 21, 2007
Washington DC -- Motorola, Inc. and Vietnam Datacommunications
Company ( VDC ), a company within the Vietnam Posts and
Telecommunications Group ( VNPT ) today signed an agreement to commence
a technical and commercial WiMAX trial in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City,
the nation’s two largest cities.
|It is anticipated that
the deployment of Motorola’s wi4 WiMAX will allow VDC to reach a wider
subscriber base, help meet the demand for broadband, as well as roll out
IP services such as VoIP without the need for wired infrastructure.
The year long trial is expected to begin in October 2007. Phase one will
cover an urban area in Hanoi and the second phase will cover a similar
urban area in Ho Chi Minh City.
“Using WiMAX for wireless broadband access is key to a market such as
Vietnam where wired broadband penetration is low,” said Jay Andersen,
vice president for sales, South and East Asia, Home and Networks
Mobility, Motorola. “It has the potential to enable the country to leap
frog current wired technologies so that a larger population in Vietnam’s
rapidly growing market can be connected quickly and affordably,” Mr.
“We see a future where wireless broadband can truly enhance the way of
life in Vietnam and add its people to the knowledge economy,” said Pham
Long Tran, chairman of VNPT Group. He added, “Adopting an open standard
like WiMAX is the best way to serve our customers and future
“We are proud to be part of VNPT’s first mobile WiMAX trial in Vietnam,”
said David Knapp, general director, Motorola Vietnam. “This marks a true
milestone for this maturing country and demonstrates the foresight and
dedication of VNPT to improving the nation’s infrastructure,” stated Mr.
WiMAX is part of Motorola’s MOTOwi4™ comprehensive portfolio of wireless
broadband solutions and services that deliver and extend coverage. With
this unique portfolio comes an innovative end-to-end solution.
Delivering IP coverage to virtually all spaces, MOTOwi4 also includes
fixed, mesh, and indoor solutions for private and public networks. All
of the MOTOwi4 solutions complement each other and can be deployed to
meet the specific requirements for public and private networks.
Globally, Motorola has been driving the development of WiMAX through
strong industry alliances and collaborative agreements with
industry-leading companies. Motorola has been selected by Sprint Nextel
and Clearwire in the US, Wateen in Pakistan, and Agni in Bangladesh for
nation-wide WiMAX deployments. Motorola has several commercial contracts
for WiMAX deployments worldwide and multiple trials happening around the
Asia Pacific region. For more information on Motorola’s wi4 WiMAX
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About Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group
Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group ( VNPT ) is the country's
major state-owned post and telecommunications provider. It focuses on
providing infrastructure and services to the nation's residents,
managing logistics and sourcing, acting as consultant to other entities
in the sector, and promoting postal and telecom industry development.
VNPT owns eight state-affiliated companies including Vietnam
Datacommunications Company, several joint ventures and 13 other
subsidiaries in the country and in the region.
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