A broadband land-line phone service, B-phone, has been released in Vietnam, helping international callers save up to 80 percent compared to voice over internet protocol (VoIP) charges. Vietnamese One Connection Internet Inc. (OCI) Monday officially launched the B-phone, the first and legal broadband phone service in Vietnam, connecting more than 30 countries worldwide such as the US, UK, France and Germany. With the B-phone, the user can use the same way of traditional land-line telephone services to make international calls at cheap rates at the international direct dialing (IDD) voice quality. … [Read more...] about New Internet phone dials in 80 pct savings on int’l calls
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Motorola has deployed a WiMAX trial network for the Vietnam Datacommunications Company (VDC), the largest internet service provider (ISP) in Vietnam. WiMAX allows more people faster access to internet connections and other advanced telecom services. The network allows VDC, a member company of the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), to test next-generation, wireless broad-band services in Hanoi and HCM City. The launch of the WiMAX service followed the signing of an agreement between Motorola and the VDC to do a technical and commercial WiMAX trial last year. Under the agreement, Motorola will install WiMAX Diversity Access Points and more than 100 customer premises equipment (CPE). Ray Owen, general director of Motorola Vietnam, said the WiMAX trial would strengthen the relationship with the VDC and offer more broadband choices to subscriners. Motorola WiMAX 802.16e technology enables the VDC to reach a wider subscriber base and to meet the growing demand for IP … [Read more...] about HCM City tests new WiMAX high-speed internet network
Info Bytes (27-08-2005) Ministry issues Internet regulations HA NOI — The Ministry of Post and Telematics has issued new regulations on the management and use of internet resources, under which political and social organisations, newspapers, and publishing houses must use .vn domain names for their websites. Previously such organisations could register under domain names such as .com .net, .edu, .org, .int, .biz, and .info, under existing rules of international organisations in charge of Internet resources. Local and foreign organisations involved in Internet-related activities can register a second-level domain name after the national domain name .vn, according to Article 6 of this regulation. Organisations and individuals can register domain names online at http://www.vnnic.net.vn, however, the original application documents must be sent to the Viet Nam Network Information Centre (VNNIC). National IT workshop to open HAI PHONG _ The third National Workshop on Information and … [Read more...] about Ministry issues Internet regulations
Info Bytes (28-01-2006) EVN launches mobile service HA NOI —EVN Telecom recently announced it would launch mobile-network services next month under the E-Mobile trademark, making it the second CDMA mobile-service provider in Viet Nam. A subsidiary of Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN), the company said it had installed base transmission stations in 51 provinces and cities, recently completed its 096 prefix connection with the Viettel network, and is now finalising connections with the Vinaphone, Mobifone and S-Fone networks. EVN Telecom is the sixth company to receive a mobile-network licence from the Ministry of Post and Telematics. The firm already supplies fixed-line domestic and international telephone services and Internet connections. VNPT lays submarine optical cable HA NOI — A new submarine optical cable is to be laid as a backup for the SMW-3 network operated by Viet Nam Posts and Telecommunications Corporation subsidiary Viet Nam Telecom International Company (VTI). … [Read more...] about EVN launches mobile service
VietNamNet Bridge - Foreign firms have been providing voice and SMS services on Vietnam's broadband infrastructure, while they do not bear any Vietnamese legal constrains. This means that the issue of the national sovereignty on Internet has been neglected. For example, in a submarine cable network connection, the current laws clearly point out which areas and which places international partners can reach to. However, the problem now is that the world has shifted from the pure business environment to the broadband network on Internet, where the concept of "boundary" no longer exists. Also according to the executive, foreign OTT enterprises (over the top) such as Viber and Line have been providing similar services like Vietnamese telecom network operators (providing voice and SMS services), while they have not been put under the management of the Vietnamese agencies. Therefore, he has expressed the worries about the country's sovereignty, sovereign interests on Internet, as well … [Read more...] about National sovereignty on Internet neglected?