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VIETNAM: National Technical Regulation on NB-IoT Terminals

Vietnam’s regulator, MIC issued National Technical Regulation on NB-IoT Terminals (QCVN 131:2022/BTTTT) in May, 2022. QCVN 131:2022/BTTTT is built on the basis of ETSI EN 301 908-1 V15. 1.1 (2021-09) and ETSI EN 301 908-13 V13. 2.1 (2022-02) of the European Institute of Telecommunication Standards (ETSI). 

NB-IoT can operate together with 4G and 5G networks under the frequency range to be registered for use, so the planned band for NB-IoT is the planned band for 4G and 5G in Vietnam. The planning frequency bands for NB-IoT terminals are as follows:

  • NB IoT Band 1
  • NB IoT Band 3
  • NB IoT Band 5
  • NB IoT Band 8
  • NB IoT Band 28

This circular will take effect from July 1st, 2023

Type Approval impacted: No
Spectrum Impacted: Yes, NB IoT
Imports Impacted: No
Standards Impacted: Yes, QCVN 131:2022/BTTTT
Product Impact: Products with NB IoT function