Illustrative image (Source: fwallpapers.com) Hanoi (VNA) - The Intra Asia (IA) cable system connecting Vietnam to Hong Kong and other parts of Asia encountered a power failure on January 10 morning, affecting the speed of internet connection of local users. Internet service provider Viettel said on January 12 that the disruption has happened at several points off Singapore’s shore. The cable is being repaired but there is no confirmation on when the IA will resume full operations. Several internet service providers said they had rerouted and transferred signals to other cable systems to minimize the impacts on users. The 6,800 km (4,225 miles) undersea cable system was officially launched in November 2009, connecting Vietnam, Singapore, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan. More than 50 million people in Vietnam, or over half of the country’s population, are online.-VNA … [Read more...] about Undersea cable incident affects internet service
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By Nguyen Quy  January 12, 2019 | 05:25 pm GMT+7 People surf internet on their phones at a park in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran Internet connections in Vietnam are expected to drag for weeks as an international submarine internet cable undergoes repairs. The Intra Asia (IA) cable system connecting Vietnam to Hong Kong and other parts of Asia encountered a power failure Thursday morning, local media reported Saturday, citing a source with local internet service provider Viettel. The disruption has happened at several points off Singapore’s shore, Viettel said. The cable is being repaired but nobody is sure when the IA will resume full operations. Several internet service providers have said they are ready to reroute and transfer signals to other cables to minimize the impacts on users. Disrupted internet cables are unfortunately common in Vietnam. The 6,800km (4,225 miles) undersea cable was officially launched in November 2009, … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s internet service to slow down after undersea cable rupture
The Hanoitimes - The project is part of Ho Chi Minh City smart-tourism development strategy program. Visitors to Ho Chi Minh City can scan a quick response code (QR code) to discover all information, images and videos about tourist destinations, such as the Central Post Office, Saigon Opera House and Ben Thanh Market in the city from November 2018. Visitors can discover Ho Chi Minh City by QR codes. Photo: thesaigontimes.vn According to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, in the coming time, the department will conduct a QR code scanning pilot project at 20 tourist destinations in the city, mainly free of charge. Holidaymakers can use smart phone scan a QR code to discover information, images and videos about Ho Chi Minh City. When a code is scanned, a list of tourist sites appears, making it easy for tourists to plan their next site visit in Ho Chi Minh City. Head of the Information Technology Division under the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism Nguyen Thi … [Read more...] about Visitors can discover Ho Chi Minh City by QR codes
Why is CMC Telecom among Top 25 Managed Service Providers 2018? CMC Telecom Data Center is the first and only Data Center in Vietnam that has a PCI DSS certificate In May 2018, APAC CIO Outlook magazine voted CMC Telecom as one of 25 Top Managed Service Providers in Asia Pacific. CMC Telecom is the only Vietnamese telecommunications company to make the list. The Top 25 Managed Service Providers 2018 is an award selected and assessed by a team of senior executives such as CIO, CEO, CMO and editorial staff of APAC CIO Outlook and designed for enterprises that have high-quality solutions, network managed services and are managed effectively, securely and reliably. CMC Telecom offers diversified integrated telecommunications and information technology services in the form of “one-stop-shop” ICT for enterprises. The competitiveness of CMC Telecom is shown in the advanced international technology application, high quality services and dynamic steps in the development … [Read more...] about Why is CMC Telecom among Top 25 Managed Service Providers 2018?
VietNamNet Bridge - OTT TV service providers are competing with each other as well as amateur and unlicensed players. 84 percent of people use internet every day The latest survey in Hanoi, HCM City, Da Nang and Can Tho by Kantar Media Vietnam found that 84 percent of people use the internet every day. In Hanoi, people spend 3 hours and 49 minutes to stay online, and spend 2 hours and 25 minutes only to watch TV. At least 45 percent of the population aged 15-54 watch TV content and VOD (video on demand) Meanwhile, according to Nielsen, Vietnam is one of the countries leading in watching videos online with 9 out of 10 surveyed persons watching videos online every week. “Nowadays, people only watch what they want, when they have time. Because of the demand, the shift to OTT TV is inevitable,” Bui Huy Nam, CEO of VTVCab, said. It is estimated that there are 30 official OTT TV services and hundreds of unlicensed ones. Some businesses are still taking a … [Read more...] about The cutthroat race of internet TV service providers