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Viettel develops inhouse technology to help decide its own 5G destiny

Vietnam’s largest operator, Viettel, says it has developed its own 5G equipment in the RAN and core, bucking the trend for MNOs to deploy networks pretty much off-the-shelf from the large vendors. In the 3G era, large operators often developed their own network technologies, in order to steal a march on rivals. Verizon had a huge influence on CDMA by adopting it at an early stage and feeding amendments into the Qualcomm platform; but remains one of the very few MNOs that did the same at the 5G stage, with its pre-standard 5G Technology Forum specifications. But it now faces the cost and effort of migrating that to align with full 3GPP standards, a challenge that had a significant effect…

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