BEGIC - In the afternoon of May 29th, in Thu Dau Mot City, Mr. Lai Xuan Thanh - Director of Department of Information and Communications chaired the first conference with telecommunication businesses in 2020 to solve difficulties in deploying to use the telecommunications infrastructure.
There were representatives of People's Committees of districts, towns and cities; post and telecommunications businesses in the province to attend the conference.
Recently, companies assigned by the Provincial People's Committee to invest in underground infrastructure under Decision 2667/QD-UBND to gradually install the underground telecommunication cable in the province, have been actively deploying investment. So far, VNPT Binh Duong has completed the investment in underground infrastructure on 32 routes in the areas of Thu Dau Mot and Ben Cat cities; FPT Telecom Binh Duong has invested in 3 routes in Thuan An area and Viettel Binh Duong has invested in 3 routes and is implementing the construction of 8 other routes in Di An town, Tan Uyen town, Phu Giao district. In addition, Department has also received a request from Saigontourist Cable TV Co., Ltd. to be involved in investing the underground telecommunications cable and television infrastructure in the area.
Installing the underground telecommunication cables on routes with fully invested underground infrastructure has been started to be piloted by VNPT Binh Duong, however, the proposed schedule has not been met due to difficulties, especially the coordination among companies. Up to now, telecommunication and cable TV companies have not yet agreed on the renting fee for underground infrastructure and have not set up a regulation on coordination and use of underground infrastructure; this is the reason why the sharing of underground infrastructure has not met the target.
Binh Duong currently has 6 telecommunications service providers providing mobile telecommunications services, including 4 providers with infrastructure investment. There are many kinds of investing in antenna mast, including: Antenna masts are invested by telecommunications companies (which can be the company land or leased land from other individuals or organizations) and antenna mast are invested by individuals and organizations and subleased to telecommunications companies.
Antenna masts invested by organizations and individuals (not telecommunications companies) are mostly used for 2 or more telecommunications service providers with more than 600 locations, accounting for 36.2%; The percentage of antenna masts invested by telecom companies for sharing is still low, only 4.3%. In the period of 2020-2021, telecom companies are expected to invest more 549 base transceiver station.
Business representative speaking
At the conference, representatives of telecommunication companies presented and proposed a number of difficulties in deploying investment, sharing the antenna mast, base transceiver station (BTS); problems between companies and local authorities in changing land use purposes; approve, license, deploy construction of passive telecommunications infrastructure; as well as reorient solutions to the management of shared technical infrastructures. Representatives of the Department of Information and Communications answered a number of issues presented by businesses.
Director of Department of Information and Communications, Mr. Lai Xuan Thanh delivers a speech
Speaking at the conference, Mr. Lai Xuan Thanh requested localities to facilitate licensing as well as accompanying companies in the construction. To companies, when the capital is available, they should take advantage of early implementation, among companies, there must be consensus and mutual agreement in the implementation process and must be oriented to the long-term, sustainability as well as ensuring the beauty and safety.
With the function of managing the post and telecommunications, the Department of Information and Communications will gather recommendations to submit the Provincial People's Committee, and coordinate with functional agencies to apply legal regulations to obtain plans that they can create favorable conditions for companies to quickly share the passive telecommunications infrastructure.
The leaders of the Department of Information and Communications and the localities witnessed the companies signing the deployment of sharing telecommunications infrastructure.