Ericsson announced on its website that it has signed a series of strategic agreements with Government of Vietnam to expand Industry 4.0 in Vietnam. Inked by Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Ericsson President and CEO Börje Ekholm and Head of Ericsson Vietnam and Myanmar Denis Brunetti, the agreements had its signing ceremony held at Ericsson’s headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden on May 28, 2019.
Ericsson’s statement noted that an estimated 1 in 10 mobile phones are built in Vietnam where its manufacturing sector continues to climb significally. So, in order to capture the full value of connectivity, enabled by 5G and IoT, Ericsson and the Vietnamese government have now forged a strategic partnership around Industry 4.0 activities.
The agreements between Ericsson and the state- owned, VNPT Group – Vietnam’s leading communications service provider will accelerate the adoption of Industry 4.0 in Vietnam and expansion of IoT capabilities across the operator’s mobile network by leveraging Ericsson’s IoT cellular capability and VNPT’s IoT ecosystem.
In addition, the deals will promote e-Government initiatives in the field of transforming industries including science, technology, innovation, manufacturing, agriculture, transport and energy.
Pham Duc Long, CEO of VNPT Group, said: “The joint initiative between VNPT and Ericsson supports the group’s ambition of driving smart city and Industry 4.0 initiatives across Vietnam.
“We are creating additional value for our consumer and enterprise customers now through advanced digital services enabled by 4G NB-IoT for less demanding Massive IoT use cases, and then 5G for more advanced use cases with much higher data volumes and extreme low-latency requirements in the very near future.”
Denis Brunetti, Head of Ericsson Vietnam and Myanmar, said: “VNPT Group and Ericsson are seeking to build an innovation platform and foundation for Industry 4.0 through this partnership.
“By providing our 4G NB-IoT capabilities as well as leveraging our recently launched ‘IoT Innovation Hub’ in Vietnam, we are looking to fuel and drive the IoT ecosystem in Vietnam and create momentum towards 5G.”
Vietnam’s first Internet of things (IoT) Innovation Hub was set up in collaboration with the Vietnam’s Ministry of Science & Technology at Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park in Hanoi on April 10, 2019 to provide the platform promoting IoT technology for startup companies and organizations involved in eduation and research in Vietnam.
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