Blazing fast 5G wireless networks promise to unlock the potential of internet connected devices, or the Internet of Things - making driverless cars and talking fridges a reality. With most European operators targeting 2020 for its rollout, 5G is the term on everyone's lips at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. How does 5G work? Like the 4G networks currently widely available, 5G is based on radio frequencies, the same used for television broadcasts, walkie-talkies, wi-fi signals or a garage door remote control. It will use a higher radio frequency which are not in use and can move data at a much faster speed. But since higher radio frequencies don't travel as far as lower frequencies, it will rely on denser arrays of small antennas and artificial intelligence to offer data speeds up to 50 or 100 times faster than current 4G networks. What can it do? 5G will allow people to send texts, make calls, and browse the web as always - but will dramatically increase the speed at … [Read more...] about 5G, the cornerstone of the digital revolution
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Tien Giang (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang has made efforts over the last five years to facilitate the local residents’ access to electricity to realise the national target programme on building new-style rural areas. The State-run Tien Giang Power Company said it has spent over 240 billion VND (10.7 million USD) since 2011 on building 64 transformers with a total capacity of 1,715 kVA, and installing more than 685km of low voltage lines and nearly 54km of medium voltage lines in key communes under the programme. The firm has directly sold electricity to more than 114,000 households province-wide and guaranteed fair electricity quality and prices. Director Luu Thanh Nam said the business has focused resources on completing power networks to assist local communes to fulfill the electricity-related criterion in the national target programme and serve rural socio-economic development. All communes in Tien Giang have connected with the national power grid so … [Read more...] about Bản in : Tien Giang ensures power access for successful countryside building
Rural living standards still very low in VN A survey released on Wednesday reveals a large and persistent gap in development outcomes between residents living in mountainous and lowland regions. The survey was produced after more than 3,700 households in 12 cities and provinces nationwide were polled last year. Called Viet Nam Access to Resources Household Survey, it has been conducted every two years since 2002. The latest one shows that income for most rural households continues to come from farming and livestock, especially in the north and central highlands. In addition, members of small ethnic groups have much lower access to essential goods, such as safe drinking water and high quality housing. At the same time, richer households are much less likely to own agricultural land for any of their income. According to the Institute of Policy and Development Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD), farming is still relevant to how households earn income and accumulate … [Read more...] about Rural living standards still very low in VN
VietNamNet Bridge - Supermarkets remain cool these days because of the low purchasing power, but the competition among supermarket chains has got scorching hot. In May alone, a series of supermarkets and retail points opened in HCM City, which is the biggest commercial hub in Vietnam. Co-op Xtra Plus hypermarket, the product of the joint venture between Vietnamese Saigon Co-op and Singaporean NTUC FairPrice, was opened in Thu Duc district in mid May. The opening of the hypermarket was a big event in the eyes of Saigonese, who, for the first time, can see a supermarket which both retails and wholesales. The move, in the eyes of analysts, showed the big ambition of the big guy Saigon Co-op, which aims to satisfy a wide range of customers, from those, who buy products in small quantities to the businesses and small merchants who buy goods in big quantities for reselling. Just within 10 days, the retailer from France, Big C of Casino Group, opened two supermarkets in the two … [Read more...] about Retailers hurry to expand distribution networks despite low demand
VietNamNet Bridge - While smart city is now a growing trend in the world, investors in Vietnam still seem to "forget" to equip construction works with powerful information technology infrastructure to create new smart urban areas. Smart city remains a new concept in Vietnam People simply think that smart city means a modern urban area with sufficient features and comforts that serve people's lives and works. However, they have been told that besides good transport, electricity and water systems, the development of the information transmission system that helps better the urban area management and save energy, is really the fundamentals for a smart city. … [Read more...] about Developing smart cities in Vietnam, why not?