Top ICT firms are honored at the award ceremony.

Top 10 Vietnam ICT firms honored

A ceremony announcing and honoring the top 10 information, communication, and technology (ICT) firms in 2022 was held in Hanoi on September 10.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the working session with leaders of Viettel. (Photo: VNA)

Viettel urged to make greater contributions to national development

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on August 16 asked the Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group (Viettel) to make greater efforts to contribute further to promoting socio-economic development and building an independent, self-reliant economy with active and effective international integration.
5G technology successfully piloted in 40 provinces, cities

5G technology successfully piloted in 40 provinces, cities

The Ministry of Information and Communications so far has issued permits for telecoms businesses to pilot the 5G technology in 40 provinces and cities nationwide. Viettel now has the most test sites, followed by Vinaphone.

Viettel held the grand opening ceremony for ADC (Asia Direct Cable) landing station in Quy Nhon City

Viettel announces arrival of Vietnam’s largest bandwidth cable route

Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group (Viettel) yesterday formally announced that ADC (Asia Direct Cable) has successfully landed in Quy Nhon City of Binh Dinh Province. This is the cable route with the largest bandwidth in Vietnam so far, three times as large as the capability of APG (Asia Pacific Gateway).

Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Phan Van Mai signed a collaborative agreement with Viettel. (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC signs collaborative agreement with telecom giant

Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Phan Van Mai yesterday signed a collaborative agreement between HCMC and Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group (Viettel) in the period from 2022-2025 for digital transformation promotion.

Users should beware of calls or SMS from strange numbers about SIM upgrades or replacement. (Photo: SGGP)

Smartphone users warned of fake troubleshooting calls

Functional agencies lately have warned citizens of criminals impersonating operators of major network carriers to take control of subscribers’ SIM via fake troubleshooting calls, and then illegally sign in bank accounts to steal money.

Repeatedly broken undersea Internet cables cause annoyance among VN users

Repeatedly broken undersea Internet cables cause annoyance among VN users

Undersea fiber-optic cables in Vietnam have continuously met trouble, including the broken AAG on October 22, 2021 and the broken APG on December 5, 2021. These incidents have immensely affected Internet use experiences of the Vietnamese lately like considerably slow speed, congestions, and even the inability to access websites with foreign servers.

 

Viettel has begun its 5G piloting scheme in Thu Duc City of HCMC since December 2020.

Vietnam ready for 5G commercialization

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has identified 5G service provision in 2022 via ‘Make-in-Vietnam’ devices as one core mission in its meeting to summarize tasks done this year and directions for 2022. However, due to certain infrastructure limits, the target is just to offer these services to 25 percent of the national population in 2025.

Vietnam encounters challenges launching Mobile Money service nationwide

Vietnam encounters challenges launching Mobile Money service nationwide

The introduction of the Mobile Money service in Vietnam in the time when the 3G and 4G networks have become so popular in the country raises a question of its possible attractiveness, as people can easily use the Internet for their financial activities. However, it seems the service proves useful for those still owning a basic phone or living in remote areas.