Qualcomm promotes 3G technology

Could you explain Qualcomm's technology in a simple way?

The US' Qualcomm, the world's largest mobile chipset producer, is advancing the development and application of 3G technology in Vietnam. Qualcomm Indochina general director Thieu Phuong Nam outlines their business strategy to VIR's Tuong Thuy. Today when you see people using smartphones to read emails, check bank accounts, download applications or post pictures to Facebook or Twitter, there's a good chance they're using Qualcomm's 3G technology. Today, high-speed 3G networks are reaching … [Read more...]

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RIM steps up mobile competition


Canada-based wireless handheld devices and services developer of Blackberry Research In Motion (RIM) last week announced to add Petrosetco Distribution into its main distributors in Vietnam. "We are committed to providing the best experience to BlackBerry customers in Vietnam," said Nicholas Horton, RIM Indochina director. Horton said Blackberry was expanding its retail channel to make BlackBerry smartphones more accessible to customers. Hence, it planned to launch more affordable … [Read more...]

Vietnam jumps five spots in global IT index


Vietnam has been ranked 81st in the ICT Development Index for 2011, a jump of five places from the previous year's index, the Ministry of Information and Communications announced yesterday in a conference on the sidelines of the Mobile Vietnam 2012 trade expo. … [Read more...]


VDC inaugurates largest data centre Da Nang-based Viet Nam Data Communication (VDC) officially put into operation its state-of-the-art internet data centre (IDC) in the central region. The new IDC infrastructure is developed by synchronised technology solutions and at international standard Tier 3. The system ensures the safety measures of security, redundancy and load sharing systems as well as the density of integrated network and security devices, allowing continuous operation with the … [Read more...]

Microsoft officially appoints new country manager in Vietnam


Today, Microsoft officially announced that Vu Minh Tri has been appointed as the new country manager for Microsoft Vietnam. In this role, Tri will be responsible for managing Microsoft's business strategy, operations, and development initiatives in the Vietnamese market. Tri has extensive business management experience in a number of multi-national corporations and has a deep understanding of the technology industry. Prior to joining Microsoft, he held many key leadership positions and … [Read more...]

Android 4.0 attractive, but it’s not easy to gulp


VietNamNet Bridge - Android 4.0 has the code name "Ice Cream Sandwich." Google once announced that the official version of the product would appear in early 2012. However, to date, except some product lines which have the right to install the official version, most of the Android 4.0 products available on the market are just the alpha and beta versions. A source from Sony Ericsson Vietnam has affirmed that the official version of Android 4.0 would hit the market by early April 2012. In … [Read more...]

Vietnam among the top spenders for telecom in Southeast Asia

Vietnam ranks second only to Malaysia in terms of internet access from mobile devices.

A recently released survey by Yahoo showed that Vietnam tops Southeast Asian countries in spending on mobile internet services, with an average of $24 per month. In Vietnam most internet users from mobile devices are men between the age of 15 and 24. Many of them use "smart phones" which can be bought for between VND2-4 million ($95.2-190.47). The prices are quite low compared to the the services offered, including internet access and numerous applications. David Jeffs, head of Yahoo! … [Read more...]

The rich buy more luxurious products, the poor enjoy modern technologies

Year-end sale season is the right time for mobile phone manufacturers, both big and small, to launch their key products into the market. High income earners tend to buy luxurious mobile phones, which have been added with many new features, to show their upper class. Meanwhile, low income earners can get benefit from new technologies. Targeting the rich Hoai An, the head of the team for marketing mobile products of Samsung Vietnam (Savina), said that Galaxy Note model targets businessmen … [Read more...]

Vietnamese enterprises now trying to make mobile phones


VietNamNet Bridge - Following the unexpected success story of ABTel with its Q-Mobile brand, many other enterprises have jumped on the bandwagon and are trying to develop Vietnamese mobile phones. From mobile phone distributors to brand developers … [Read more...]

Big spenders


With initial investments completed and plans for a whole lot more to come, the Hon Hai (Foxconn) Technology Group has blazed the trail for other Taiwanese businesses with an eye on Vietnam. Thu Trang reports. "We have many plans," Mr Terry Gou, CEO and Chairman of Foxconn told local media during the opening ceremony for one of the factories. In the eight months since the first visit to Vietnam by the CEO and Chairman of Taiwan's Hon Hai (Foxconn) Technology Group, construction of its two … [Read more...]

The origins of made-in-Vietnam cell phones


Some domestic brands of hand phone have appeared in the local market in recent years, namely Mobell, Q-Mobile, ConnSpeed, Bavapen, F-Mobile and MobiStar. Many of them carry Vietnamese names, but they actually hail from China. With super-cheap components from China, manufacturing cell phones is rather easy so many Vietnamese firms have jumped into this market. The boom of Vietnamese brands Among the above mobile phone brands, A My company's ConnSpeed products were launched in late 2007 for … [Read more...]

Going local


The new General Manager of Yahoo! in Vietnam, Mr Vu Minh Tri Born in 1973, Mr Vu Minh Tri was previously General Manager of Sony Ericsson Vietnam and prior to that worked with Procter&Gamble (P&G), British Petroleum (BP) and British American Tobacco (BAT), where he held senior management positions in brand marketing, business development, training and development, and trade marketing. At Sony Ericsson Vietnam he turned its Vietnam business into the fastest growing company in the … [Read more...]

Vietnam mobile phone market hots up


Cell phone producers and distributors alike are fighting for a larger share of the pie with revenues expected to surpass US$1 billion in sales this year. Customers browse cell phones at a HCMC shop. … [Read more...]

Integration and Development


The visit to Vietnam paid by US billionaire and Chairman of Microsoft Group, Bill Gates, as well as Intel Group's investment capital of one billion USD in Vietnam's rapidly developing IT market has helped highlight the name of Vietnam on the world IT map. Other international companies have also contributed to this impressive upswing, including Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. … [Read more...]

Mobile phone prices to sink, competition to rise


Mobile phone market competition in Vietnam is set to heat up as producers have plans to offer fresh new phones that are both stylish and cheap. Many mobile phone giants from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong introduced new low cost phones with high-tech features at the recent Telecom 2006 in Ho Chi Minh City. The companies said the new models would hit the Vietnamese market soon. Hong Kong-based Elitek Communication Devices Co. introduced its first 12 camera-phones with MP3 features at prices as … [Read more...]

Fierce competition for global phone makers in Vietnam

A German market researcher has forecast Vietnam's cell phone market is headed for 30-50 percent growth this year, pitting global producers supplying the country into fierce competition. Global Germany's GfK Vietnam Asia Pte. Ltd Vietnam said masses of new service providers and increasing consumer incomes have given incentive to booming market. Other market researchers in Vietnam concur. … [Read more...]

Motorola eyes more shares in Vietnam’s telecoms market


U.S. telecoms giant Motorola is set to expand operations in Vietnam's fast-growing telecoms market in an attempt to regain its position as a market leader in the country, company officials said recently. The move is driven by the firm's recent strong financial performance on Wall Street and its fresh interest in Vietnam's growing market for mobile handsets and telecoms networks, said a Motorola spokesperson. … [Read more...]

3 technology events to take place in HCMC in September

With the theme of "Information and Communication Technology for Business," three consecutive events will be held by the International Data Group (IDG) from September 26 to 28 at the 272 Conference Hall on Vo Thi Sau Street in District 3.

A series of technology events to be organized by an international group will take place in September in Ho Chi Minh City. The Vietnam Consumer Digital World Expo 2014 (VCW 2014), to be organized from September 26 to 28, will introduce numerous technology solutions including data analysis, cloud computing, and data centers, which are all expected to help businesses and organizations improve their competitiveness and provide customers with better services. The ASEAN CIO/CSO Awards, … [Read more...]

VCW Expo 2013 Opens in HCM City

Vietnam Consumer Digital World Expo 2013 (VCW 2013) recently took place at Riverside Palace Convention Centre, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City. The event was organised by the International Data Group (IDG ASEAN) in collaboration with the Vietnam Digital Communications Association, the Vietnam Internet Association, the Ho Chi Minh City Information Processing Association, and the CEO & CIO Club. The exhibition consisted of nearly 200 booths for over 100 Vietnamese and foreign exhibitors. … [Read more...]

Businesses advised to attend more to mobile technology

Ha Van Thieu Phuong Nam, country manager at Qualcomm Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, said that mobile technology was developing rapidly worldwide and booming in Vietnam, exposing good opportunities for enterprises to grab. According to Nam, it took personal computer (PC) 20 years to reach 40% of the world population while it was five years for the Internet penetration to reach such a figure. However, the mobile technology goes faster than that and has coverage of 40% of the world population … [Read more...]