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Vietnam's top telecom to adopt 'self-developed' 5G tech

State-owned Viettel's move comes as neighbors lean toward Chinese technology

HANOI -- Viettel Group, Vietnam's largest mobile telecom operator, intends to use its own core technology to build a fifth-generation network as the state-owned company prepares to launch ultrahigh-speed wireless services by 2021.

"Viettel has invested millions of dollars to develop 5G chips and is working on developing devices with 5G chips," a company representative told the Nikkei Asian Review on Monday.

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