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.

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.

VinaPhone from VNPT Group is the first telecoms enterprise in Vietnam to pilot the 5G technology for commercial purposes. (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnam ready for new telecoms platform

Seeing lucrative opportunities in the digital transformation process, many telecoms enterprises in Vietnam are actively seeking new ways to increase their revenues via introducing 5G-related applications.

The educational ecosystem of VNPT has been widely used in Vietnam recently. (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnam determinedly boosts national digital transformation

Possessing great economic and technological potentials, Vietnamese telecoms businesses must quickly transform themselves into digital technology ones in order to create a strong foundation for the national digital transformation to take place smoothly.

5G technology provides more chances to develop practical applications in life. (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC to develop more 5G-related applications

After the successful launch of 5G piloting programs in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) by Vietnam’s three major mobile network providers, namely Viettel, VinaPhone, and MobiFone, there comes the demand for useful 5G-related applications for smart devices. SGGP Newspaper conducted an interview with Deputy Director of the HCMC Department of Information and Communications Le Quoc Cuong about how to answer this need.

Vietnam striving to eliminate annoying spam calls, messages, emails

Vietnam striving to eliminate annoying spam calls, messages, emails

Decree No.91 by the Government about fighting against spam advertising calls, emails, and messages went into effect from October 1, along with the new hotline 5656 of the Vietnam Telecommunications Authority to report spam calls, messages. These synchronous solutions have clearly demonstrated the determination of Vietnam to stop those irritating actions.

Phone network providers determinedly stop spam calls

Phone network providers determinedly stop spam calls

The Ministry of Information and Communications has announced that from July 1, all mobile subscribers identified as spam callers are to have outgoing calls (on-net) and incoming calls (off-net) blocked.

New SIMs stopped delivering through authorized service providers

New SIMs stopped delivering through authorized service providers

The Ministry of Information and Communications has directed that the three leading mobile network providers in Vietnam, namely Viettel, Mobifone, and VinaPhone, apply suitable methods to tackle the issue of illegal pre-activated SIMs in the market at the moment.

MobiFone is serving its customers at its retail center in District 7 of Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: SGGP)

Exciting competition for digital content, services in Vietnam

The domestic telecommunications market is gradually saturated, forcing telecommunications companies to concentrate on more promising aspects to further develop themselves. Keeping up with the global trend, many telecom firms in Vietnam lately have focused on digital content and services, especially those run on the 5G platform.