Mobile service providers will focus on preventing a 3G network overload due to huge levels of use during Tet.
Viettel informed it had installed an additional 100 base transceiver stations to provide 3G service in key areas. In addition, the telecom firm has prepared 70 transceiver cars to travel to specific areas in case of emergency.
Viettel estimated the aforesaid measures would increase the capacity of its 3G network by 15%.
As for the 2G network, Viettel said it would be able to satisfy the demand of customers with nearly 25,000 2G base transceiver stations, together with 30,000 3G stations. The military-run firm will optimize the devices in populous areas and upgrade its software to raise the 2G network capacity by 10%, meeting the demand of some 80 million subscribers at Lunar New Year.
Meanwhile, VinaPhone said it had upgraded the base transceiver stations and added new stations, ready for the surging demand during the Tet holiday.
VinaPhone has checked the network safety, focusing on the provinces where capacity use often rises during Tet. The mobile network operator stated there is unlikely to be network overload during Tet.
VinaPhone has prepared 60 transceiver cars to respond to any network overload on Lunar New Year’s Eve. Three of these cars will be based at each of the firework display sites nationwide.
VinaPhone informed its capacity now can meet 200-300% of daily demand. The mobile service provider has upgraded its 3G network to 3.5G, minimizing the chance of overload.
Mobile network operators this year will focus on preventing 3G network overload because revenue from this service is growing fast.
VinaPhone director Lam Hoang Vinh said the firm’s revenue from non-voice services rose sharply in 2012, standing at 52% of its total revenue from service charges. Although the mobile service market is said to have slowed down in 2012, VinaPhone still achieved a growth of over 60% in 3G service revenue.
Mobile carriers suggested their subscribers should join hands to prevent network overload by avoiding sending one message to multiple receivers at the same time.