Vietnam’s Viettel says will offer 3G services in Tanzania next July

Viettel is slated to start work on 3G network infrastructure in Tanzania this month, and will begin offering services in July 2015, general director Nguyen Manh Hung was quoted by the

Military-run Vietnamese mobile network operator Viettel hopes to see its second overseas 3G services launch around July next year in an East African country, the company chief executive has revealed. Vietnam News Agency as saying on Wednesday. … [Read more...]

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Tech firms urge Ministry of Education to use electronic school reports

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VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has not approved the use of electronic school reports even though many of them are being marketed in the "smart education era". One problem is that the print versions of the school reports do not have the same form as the one normally used by the MOET. … [Read more...]

Viettel boosts foreign market expansion

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(VOV) - Military-run telecom group Viettel recently announced that telephone exports comprised at least 90% of its total sales in 2013. "The domestic mobile phone market has become saturated" said, the group's Research and Production Department Head Luu Quang Truong. "Therefore, the group has devised a bold business plan that targets expansion in foreign markets both in investment and sales." he added. Viettel is invested heavily in markets such as Laos, Cambodia, Mozambique and Haiti, … [Read more...]

Affordable smart phones will be dominants in the market

Samsung, Nokia, HTC, Sony and some other "big guys," which have been well-known for their high-end products, have jumped into the middle-class market segment while marketing the products priced at between VND4-7 million.

VietNamNet Bridge - Seventy percent of Vietnamese people still don't have smart phones, which means that Vietnam remains a potential market for manufacturers to exploit. Foreign brands have to compete fiercely with each other on the Vietnamese smart phone market, which makes people think the market has got saturated. However, in fact over 70 percent of Vietnamese consumers still don't have smart phones. The reports by market survey firms showed that 17 million Vietnamese, or just 20 percent of … [Read more...]

Viettel joint venture wins award in Mozambique

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After 10 rounds of appraisal, it got 9 marks, double the level of famous rivals like Vodacom and TM which have secured a firm foothold in this Southeast Africa country. Popularizing services strategy is the strongest power which helps Movitel overcoming the advantages of its rivals. Frost and Sullivan experts said Movitel has "so smart" by investing for the future, focusing on large number of low - income people through its social programs, such as offering free Internet assess at school, and … [Read more...]

Is OTT apps’ information security worrying?

Hoang Son, Director of Viettel Telecom, said technically, mobile network operators cannot control everything provided by OTT service providers, which means that there exists an information security risk.

VietNamNet Bridge - Mobile network operators have expressed their worries about the information security problems OTT (over the top content) app users may have. But how high is the risk? Some days ago, the representatives of VinaPhone and MobiFone, the two biggest mobile network operators, also voiced their concern about the inability of controlling OTT services, because the services have been mostly provided by foreign companies which don't set up servers in Vietnam. Nguyen Dang Nguyen, … [Read more...]

Smart phone market: who will dominate the low-cost segment?

The low cost smart phone market segment is small, accounting for 20 percent of the smart phone market. However, it is large enough for a lot of brands to join.

VietNamNet Bridge - Mobile phone manufacturers all have noted the growing tendency of people using low cost smart phones worldwide, including in Vietnam, and they have to get adapted to this. Even the big guys in the technology world have also kept an eye on the market. BlackBerry, Lenovo, Philips, Motorola, Alcatael, Huawei, ZTE and Mobell all have brought their products to Vietnam. Meanwhile, low cost product market segment is the main "territory" of Vietnamese brands, including Mobistar, … [Read more...]

Cell phone buying energy not as strong as expected

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VietNamNet Bridge - Although the Lunar New Year 2013 is drawing near, the cell phone buying energy remains mild, contrary to expectation of retailers. Dinh Anh Huan, sales director of the retail chain Thegioididong.com, said mobile phone sales had picked up slightly, estimated at 20%, versus a growth of 40% last year. At this time in previous years, the buying energy was very strong, but it seems to cool down this year. This suggests consumers are tightening their purse strings under … [Read more...]

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 26/1

Thua Thien-Hue plans to attract VND2.9 tril. investment into IPs The central province of Thua Thien-Hue has planned to lure VND2.9 trillion worth of investment in its industrial parks (IPs) this year. This year, enterprises in IPs are expected to disburse nearly VND 2,890 billion and employ some new 3,000 people (up 21.9% against last year). In 2012, they made industrial production value of VND3,247, accounting for 39.2% of the province's total, and export turnovers of US$294.6 million, … [Read more...]

Viettel joins phone production group

Van Oanh Viettel last month introduced some cell-phone products designed and produced by its plant, including both low-cost ones and smart-phones. Previously, Viettel's cell-phones were produced by China-based Huawei and sold with Viettel's mobile packages. According to Le Dang Dung, deputy general director of Viettel Group, its products not only target the domestic market but also foreign markets that the group has invested in such as Cambodia, Laos, Mozambique, Haiti and Peru. Dung said … [Read more...]

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Bullet train gets a second look The Ministry of Transport is conducting a new feasibility study for the construction of North-South Express Railway, with a focus on two initial sections - Ha Noi - Vinh and HCM City - Nha Trang. The study has been initiated after the National Assembly last June rejected the complete 1,570km North-South Express Railway project, saying the cost of US$55.85 billion was prohibitive. "We have to build an express railway, but every step of the construction will be … [Read more...]

Oct. 27-Nov. 3: Vietnam, India agree to promote strategic partnership

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (left) and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at talks in New Delhi on October 28 (Source: VNA)    NDO - A Nhan Dan Online selection of noteworthy events that made the headlines in the past week.

1. PM Dung's official visit to India to promote strategic partnership Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung paid an official visit to India at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi from October 27-29. PM Nguyen Tan Dung meets with General Secretary of the CPI S. Sudhakar Reddy. (Credit: VGP) During the visit, he held talks with Modi, met with President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President and Chairman of the Indian Parliament's Rayja Sabha (Upper House) Hamid Ansari, Speaker of the … [Read more...]

Tanzanian President concludes his visit to Vietnam

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Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (VOVworld) - Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete left Hanoi on Wednesday, concluding his 3-day visit to Vietnam at the invitation of President Truong Tan Sang. During his stay, President Kikwete held talks with President Truong Tan Sang, paid a courtesyvisit to Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong, and met with National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung. During President Kikwete's meetings with Vietnamese Party and government leaders, both sides … [Read more...]

Viettel to launch 3G services in Tanzania

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(VOV) - The military-run telecom group Viettel plans to commence construction of a new third-generation (3G) mobile phone network in Tanzania this November with services expected to begin by July 2015. Viettel announced its plan during Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete's recent visit to Vietnam to promote technology enhancement in the East Africa nation. "Viettel is elated to have received final approval for the project to construct its second overseas 3G mobile phone network," Viettel … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – Oct 29

Here are some leading news stories about Vietnam in brief for October 29, 2014.Society: -- A recent investigative report by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reveals civil officials in Binh Phuoc southern province have been 'granted' dozens of hectares of forest land to plant rubber trees. … [Read more...]

Press digest – October 28

PM Dung holds talks with Indian counterpart Viet Nam and India reaffirmed commitments to developing their strategic partnership across the board in the coming time. The agreement was reached on October 28 during talks between PM Nguyen Tan Dung and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during his official tour to the South Asian country. PM Modi reiterated that India considers Viet Nam as an important pillar in its Look East Policy. PM Dung hailed the greater role India is playing in the … [Read more...]

NA leader receives Tanzanian President

NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung and Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete at the reception (Photo: VNA) … [Read more...]

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung receives Tanzanian President

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung welcomed Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (Photo: VNA)

(VOVworld) - Vietnam always treasures friendship cooperation with Tanzania. National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung received Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete on Tuesday. Chairman Hung called for more cooperation in telecom, agriculture, culture and education and pledged his best to boost bilateral ties. President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete said he will do his best to boost traditional friendship and cooperation. Hung conveyed his invitation to Tanzanian Parliament speaker to … [Read more...]

Enhancing Vietnam-Tanzania economic cooperation

Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete addressed the discussion

(VOVworld) - The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Trade, VCCI, and the Tanzanian Investment Center co-organized a round-table discussion between Vietnamese and Tanzanian businesses on Tuesday. Speaking at the event, Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete said the Tanzanian enterprises come to Vietnam to seek cooperative opportunities and boost bilateral trade and investment relations. He said Tanzania, as a member of the African Economic Association consisting of 14 members, is a gateway … [Read more...]

NA Chairman affirms close ties with Tanzania

NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung (R) and Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

(VOV) -Vietnam always attaches importance to strengthening the traditional friendship and cooperation for mutual benefit with African countries, including Tanzania, said National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung. NA Chairman Hung made the statement on October 28 in Hanoi while meeting with Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete. Hung suggested the two countries should beef up cooperation in the fields of agriculture, trade and education. He spoke highly of the Tanzanian President's … [Read more...]