Phan Thao Nguyen, director of the International Cooperation Department under the MIC, speaks at the Viet Nam FIBER Talk 2019 conference in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNS Photo the courtesy of FTTH Council Asia-Pacific The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) will soon announce a roadmap for full termination of the second generation network (2G) technology to release broadband support for 3G, 4G and 5G. The statement was made by Phan Thao Nguyen, director of the International Cooperation Department under the MIC, at the Viet Nam FIBER Talk 2019 conference, organised by FTTH Council Asia-Pacific and the Viet Nam Internet Association (VIA) on Thursday in Ha Noi. With the theme 'Fiber is the enabler of 5G, Smart city & IOT', Viet Nam FIBER Talk 2019 was a platform for discussions between domestic and foreign experts in the telecommunication industry. According to Nguyen, Viet Nam has 132 million mobile phone subscriptions, of which 3G and 4G subscriptions make up about half, … [Read more...] about Information ministry to phase out 2G service soon
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JOINT STATEMENT On the State visit to Viet Nam by H.E. Shri. Ram Nath Kovind,(Ha Noi, 20 November 2018) 1. At the invitation of H.E. Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong, President of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, H.E. Shri. Ram Nath Kovind, President of the Republic of India and his Spouse, paid a State visit to Viet Nam from 18 - 20 November 2018. The President of India was accompanied by a high-level official delegation, including Minister of State Shri Anantkumar Hegde, Members of Parliament, and a large business delegation. 2. The official welcoming ceremony for the President of India Ram Nath Kovind was solemnly held at the Presidential Palace, Ha Noi, on 20 November 2018. President Nguyen Phu Trong held delegation level talks and hosted a State Banquet in honor of the President of India. President Ram Nath Kovind also met Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, President of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and addressed the National Assembly of Viet Nam. President Ram Nath Kovind paid … [Read more...] about Full Joint Statement between VN-India
Ladies and gentlemen, At the outset, allow me to extend my warmest congratulations to His Majesty Emperor Naruhito, and express my belief that the Japanese people shall achieve even greater heights in national development during the new Reiwa period. May your country remain ever beautiful as your blooming spring under the shade of the cherry blossom. It is my great pleasure to address the 25th Future of Asia conference – a leading regional forum for policy dialogue – to discuss emerging trends, opportunities and challenges that our world is facing today, and share with you Viet Nam's efforts to contribute to the common cause of peace and prosperity. Allow me to make my contribution to our theme of “Seeking a new global order – overcoming the chaos”, as follows: 1. A new phase with its various uncertainties and challenges We are entering a phase of considerable political, social and economic uncertainty. The world is undergoing the most rapid and … [Read more...] about Deputy PM, FM Minh’s full remarks at 25th Int’l Conference on Future of Asia
Dang Hoang Hai, Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Department of E-commerce and Digital Economy; Pham Trung Kien, Director General of Viettel Digital, Phung Anh Tuan, Vice President and General Secretary of the Viet Nam Association of Financial Investors According to the Central Institute for Economic Management, the use of cash for payments is a deep-rooted habit in Viet Nam with cash transactions accounting for 90%. Up to 99% of population use cash for payments of less than VND100,000 and nearly 85% use ATMs for cash withdrawal, reported the Institute. Dang Hoang Hai, Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Department of E-commerce and Digital Economy. Photo: VGP Recent developments of non-cash payments Dang Hoang Hai: Data shows that there have been fast-changing trends, including non-cash payment in our society. Accroding to the State Bank of Viet Nam, non-cash transactions grew by 30% in terms value of non-cash payments increased by 18% in … [Read more...] about Should telecom accounts give strong boost to cashless payment development?
When she was a student, Nguyễn Thị Thu Trang was part of a volunteer group that made audio books for visually impaired people. Vbee is the first service in Vietnam to use artificial intelligence to turn Vietnamese text into human speech. — Photo Vbee.vn Meeting with many people who couldn't see daylight, Trang said they had a huge desire to access knowledge. “They want to be able to read books, newspapers and search the Internet. But few tools were available to support their needs, while books in Braille are costly,” she said. While she was working, she realised that merely recording books was not the best solution because it required too much time and effort. As a student with background in technology at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Trang believes there could be a big pivot with technology and disabilities. In 2009, when she was a professor at HUST, Trang herself organised a project to record audiobooks for … [Read more...] about Made-in-Vietnam text-to-speech app reads to the blind