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Vietnam says aims to launch commercial 5G services this year

HANOI, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Vietnam aims to launch commercial 5G mobile services this year, the Ministry of Information and Communications said on its website.

The government last year awarded its first trial 5G licence to Viettel, the country's largest telecommunication company.

In June, Vingroup JSC, Vietnam's biggest-listed firm by market value, signed a deal with Qualcomm and a unit of Japan's Fujitsu Ltd to produce 5G smartphones in the country.

(Reporting by Khanh Vu; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)