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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ministry of Information and Communications yesterday held a meeting to announce the 10,000-billion-VND support package of telecoms companies to help citizens lessen their financial strain during the combat against Covid-19.
Observing the instruction of the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, many regions in Vietnam has actively applied information technology in their Covid-19 fight, gaining impressive results in timely pinpointing suspected cases and minimizing the disease spread.
Supercomputers that can perform over hundreds of quadrillions of floating-point operations per second (FLOPS) have appeared more and more in major Vietnamese technological corporations. This is expected to aid those organizations to better develop AI implementations in life.
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.
As revenues from traditional telecoms services like calls, SMS, and Internet provision are significantly affected due to price competitions, giant telecoms enterprises in Vietnam such as VNPT, Viettel, and MobiFone have decided to turn to digital technologies for more profits.
The approval of the Prime Minister in Decision No.316/QD-TTG on March 9, 2021 to the pilot scheme for the use of telecoms accounts to pay for small-value goods and services (Mobile Money) has attracted much interest of both experts in the fields of banking, finance, telecoms as well as the general public.
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.
The cutting edge 5G technology for mobile networks displays several benefits from super speed, a potential digital ecosystem to a stable platform to run an e-government and smart city. However, in Vietnam, the process to commercialize this lucrative technology still meets various difficulties.
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.