Month 05,  12/2022

Viettel and Qualcomm to Collaborate on 5G Infrastructure Development

  • Qualcomm Technologies and Viettel are readying Open RAN networks to support the demands of next-generation networks of high capacity and low latency, which would enhance user experiences for consumers in Vietnam.

  • Viettel will power its new solutions through Qualcomm® 5G RAN Platforms, enabling the deployment of innovative, virtualized, and modular 5G networks at scale, helping operators cost-effectively meet performance demands at the edge.

HANOI AND SAN DIEGO, MAY 12, 2022 – Viettel Group and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today announced plans to collaborate and develop a next-generation 5G Radio Unit (RU) with massive MIMO capabilities and distributed units (DUs). This focuses on helping to fast track the development and roll out of 5G network infrastructure and services in Vietnam and globally.

Using the Qualcomm® X100 5G RAN Accelerator Card and Massive MIMO Qualcomm® QRU100 5G RAN Platform combined with Viettel High Technology’s advanced hardware and software systems will help Viettel to accelerate the development and commercialization of high-performance Open RAN massive MIMO solutions, which simplify network deployment and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). 

More specifically, Qualcomm will provide Viettel with 2 packages of 5G chipset solutions to develop 5G Massive MIMO products. The first is X100 Accelerator Card that handles the baseband to integrate with the existing Viettel CU/DU system (running on the Intel x86 CPU platform). Second, Qualcomm provides the main chipset solution for the MassiveMIMO 32T32R and 64T64R radio block designs. Accompanying that is technical support from Qualcomm's expert team.

Viettel is one of four global partners trusted and selected by Qualcomm to participate in the development and application of this new 5G chipset of Qualcomm. Combining Viettel’s telecommunications infrastructure development expertise with Qualcomm Technologies’ leadership in developing high performance and low power Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) 5G solutions for device and infrastructure products will advance the cellular ecosystem and accelerating the innovation cycle.

“Viettel has been a pioneer in adopting new telecommunications technologies including 5G. We are delighted to have Qualcomm Technologies as a key technology provider in our 5G gNodeB project,” said Nguyen Vu Ha, general director, Viettel High Technology. “This collaboration between Qualcomm Technologies and Viettel Group will be the cornerstone of Vietnam’s national strategy for Made in Vietnam 5G infrastructure.”

“Qualcomm Technologies, as a global technology leader in 5G, is looking forward to collaborating with Viettel for the development of Open RAN solutions that will establish the foundation for Vietnam’s next-generation of wireless networks,” said Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, Cellular Modems and Infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “This collaboration will demonstrate the scalability of Qualcomm Technologies’ horizontal platform for vertical integration in the ORAN infrastructure ecosystem and we are pleased to offer high performance, power efficient Modem-RF technology that supports the performance demands needed to bring rapid speeds and expanded use cases of 5G networks to consumers.” 

“As the need for reliable, robust, and powerful mobile experiences increases across Vietnam, we anticipate a new wave of demand for 5G services from both end users and enterprises. Joining forces with Viettel will allow us to innovate and launch technology that will advance the cellular ecosystem, accelerate the enablement and deployment of modern networks at scale,” said ST Liew, vice president, QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd. and president, Qualcomm Taiwan and South East Asia. “We look forward to working closely with Viettel for the rollout of advanced 5G infrastructure and services for Vietnam and globally.”


About Viettel

Viettel has built a large 4G telecommunications infrastructure covering 97% of Vietnam population and has become a pioneer in 5G adoption in Vietnam. Viettel’s 5G services are available in 16 cities and provinces in Vietnam to date. Viettel develops full network elements including Devices, Radio Access Network (RAN), Transmission Network, and Core Network which are forming a strong foundation for digital society. 

Viettel High Technology is the research and development arm of Viettel and in charge of design, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of telecommunications solutions. 


About Qualcomm

Qualcomm is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G. When we connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. We bring the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, the internet of things, and computing, and are leading the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.

Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of our engineering, research, and development functions, and substantially all of our products and services businesses, including our QCT semiconductor business.


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