Vietnam to start developing 6G in 22, minister says

A telecommunications worker sets up a telecommunications center in Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital. VIETNAM NEWS AGENCY

Vietnam will focus this year on the development of 6G – the sixth-generation standard currently under development for wireless communication technologies.

Information and Communications Minister Nguyen Manh Hung told a conference in Hanoi last week that it was high time for the country to get ahead of the development curve and strengthen its digital infrastructure. with a focus on cloud computing, digital platform and As Service.

According to the industry estimate, the digital economy is growing at a rate of $136 billion a year with more than 64,000 companies, he said.

“Vietnam must rapidly develop its digital infrastructure and technologies with the aim of becoming one of the world’s digital leaders with a vision for the future development of technology and meeting the demand for skilled workers in the field,” said said the minister.

He stressed the importance of developing Vietnam’s capacity for cloud computing and digital platform, two of the fastest growing areas with an annual growth rate of 15-20%. As the ministry estimated, the market for cloud computing and digital platforms will have reached or even exceeded that of telecommunications, which has reached a point of market saturation.

In addition, the telecom sector needs to address a series of long-standing issues such as bonus SIM card, creepy advertising text messages and calls before it can further develop into a useful platform for the digital economy.

The minister said digital infrastructure is one of the main priorities of the government, which has set itself the target of being among the top 30 countries with the most advanced and robust digital infrastructure by 2025 .

“To achieve these goals, the telecom industry must start outpacing the competition now in developing 6G technologies and hardware as well as building the country’s 5G network,” Hung said.

He urged domestic enterprises to invest in the development and production of 5G, 6G equipment and promised the government would provide them with additional support.

VIET NAM NEWS/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

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