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Vietnam to begin testing 5G networks next year

New gen communications to boost high-tech manufacturing

Vietnam, which has lagged behind in adopting high-speed wireless technology, hopes to jump-start its telecom industry by quickly rolling out 5G.   © Reuters

HO CHI MINH CITY -- Vietnam will start testing a fifth-generation mobile network next year, hoping to put itself at the forefront of the so-called fourth industrial revolution -- the integration of automation and high-speed data communications in manufacturing.

Starting from the capital, Hanoi, and the southern commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City, the communist country aims to upgrade its mobile network nationwide by 2020.

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