Vietnam has experienced more than two decades of connecting to the Internet and joined the race of digital transformation around the globe. Connected to the Internet in 1997, Vietnam has demonstrated a fast change in socio-economic development to rank itself among the 20 countries with the largest numbers of Internet users in the world. Vietnam has witnessed a steep rise in Internet, smartphone, and social media adoption in the last decade. As one of the fastest growing economies in the region, the country is intent on maximizing the opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with e-government initiatives located at the heart of the public sector reform. On way to digitalization, through interactive discussions, stakeholders from government, academia, business and civil society have provided different perspectives on the development, shared insights on relevant privacy issues in Vietnam, and proposed regulatory and non-regulatory solutions to the growth, … [Read more...] about How digitalization transforms Vietnam?
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Cheap, but only theoretically Until May 2018, there were around 76.8 million Internet users in Vietnam, 64.2 million of whom access it via broadband, including 51.2 million 3G subscribers and 13 million 4G ones. At the moment, in the domestic market, hundreds of data packages are offered by various network providers, with the price ranging from tens to hundreds of thousands VND (approx. $1 – 40) for 30 days. Some such examples are the MIMAX70 package of Viettel with 3GB of data per month for VND70,000 ($3), or the MAX package of VinaPhone and the HD70 package of MobiFone with 3.8GB per month for the same fee. There are also some combination packages, a result of the cooperation between mobile network and online service providers like Facebook or YouTube. These products are more attractive with 30GB of high-speed data per month for around VND300,000 ($13). Another popular product is a data Subscriber Identity Module (SIM), with 2GB of data per day for VND90,000 ($3.8) per … [Read more...] about 4G quality in VN unsatisfactory
Best ICT firms honoredBy Thu Hien - The Saigon Times DailyHCMC- The country’s leading magazine PC World and IDG yesterday presented awards for the best ICT products and ICT solutions for firms who have products and IT solutions preferred by local clients.The award is part of the four-day Vietnam Computer Electronic Expo kicked off in the city yesterday.The organizers said at the awards-presenting ceremony that 28 products and solutions received the best awards this year.The products include office facilities, mobile equipments, computer components and IT services. This year saw three new product kinds, comprising memory card, online news and laser printer winning the awards.Lenovo wins the first prize for its laptop products, followed by Canon with digital cameras, and Kingston with memory and flash cards. For IT services, VDC this year overtakes FPT and Viettel to become the best Internet ADSL provider. MobiFone is recognized as the best mobile phone network carrier, passing … [Read more...] about Best ICT firms honored