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
Drivers of Indonesia’s ride-hailing service provider Go-Jek (Photo: AFP/VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Indonesia's Go-Jek launched a trial version of its ride-hailing taxi app in Singapore on November 29, ahead of a full entry planned early next year, as it aims to challenge the Southeast Asian market leader Grab. Go-Jek's beta app is now available for download to a limited number of customers and will only cover a designated part of the city-state. Beta versions are used to test and gain feedback from a restricted number of users before full service begins. Utilised via smartphones, Go-Jek offers users a fleet of motorcycle taxis, private cars, and other services from massage and house cleaning to grocery shopping and food delivery. However for its first steps into Singapore, it will only provide car taxis. Go-Jek is in the middle of a 500 million USD expansion plan beyond its Indonesian base with a focus on Southeast Asia, and has recently introduced … [Read more...] about Indonesia’s ride-hailing service provider Go-Jek enters Singapore
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
Internet connections in Vietnam are expected to run at snail’s space in the coming week as a major undersea cable will go under repair. A local internet service provider said the Asia America Gateway (AAG) is being fixed and work will reach the part connected to Vietnam' southern beach town Vung Tau on Sunday. It is scheduled to finish on June 5. The incident would affect all service providers in Vietnam, meaning that internet users will have to face the sluggish speed on international websites. Several internet service providers are ready to reroute and transfer signals to other cables to minimize the impacts on users. This is the second time the AAG encountered a technical problem this year, following a reset last January, and at least five similar incidents in 2017. Connected in November 2009, the $560-million AAG handles more than 60 percent of the country’s international internet traffic. The system runs more than 20,000 kilometers (12,420 miles), connecting Southeast … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s internet to crawl as repair work starts on infamous cable
Accordingly, the IFM has recognised VNPT as the “Best broadband provider of the year” and “Best ICT service provider of the year” in Vietnam in 2017, with the awards ceremony having recently taken place in Singapore. IFM's awards are based on the assessment of business performance and business strategy by VNPT, utilising indicators related to market expansion, service quality, growth, innovation and contribution to society. 2017 marked a successful year for VNPT, as it was the company’s the 4th consecutive year with profit growth of over 20%. The VNPT brand was ranked No. 3 in the top 10 most valuable brands in Vietnam in 2017 according to the business valuation consultancy Brand Finance. It was also the third consecutive year that VNPT led the FTTH internet cable market with a market share of nearly 50%. In addition, last year VNPT also achieved positive results in implementing the e-government. The group has become a strategic partner in ICT with 52 out … [Read more...] about British magazine: VNPT the best ICT service provider in Vietnam
The Hanoitimes - Instead of requiring foreign telecom and internet services providers to locate their servers in Vietnam, the draft Cybersecurity law now changed its requirement to host local users’ records in Vietnam. The draft Cybersecurity law was discussed by the Standing Committee of the National Assembly on January 10. As previously stated in the paragraph 4 of the Article No.27 under this draft, foreign telecom and internet services providers operating in Vietnam have to comply with the law and respecting the national sovereignty, interests and security of Vietnam; setting up representative office in Vietnam with local users from 10,000 upwards or under the request from the Vietnamese Government. Besides, these companies have to record local users’ data within the Vietnam’s territory. However, these requirements have now been focused on data instead of the servers, informed the Minister of Public Security To Lam. In fact, the requirement of the … [Read more...] about The draft Cybersecurity law revising the requirement of foreign servers to be located in Vietnam.
An internet user. — Photo Vietnamplus.vn Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - The internet service connecting Vietnam with other countries is expected to be affected this weekend due to a disruption in the submarine cable systems of Asia-Pacific Getaway (APG) and Asia-America Getaway (AAG). According to internet service providers, the APG submarine cable system would be moved from its current position to another place because of the Singapore government’s plan to expand Changi Airport. As scheduled, the shift would happen between 12am on January 6 and 10pm on January 7. Meanwhile, the AAG submarine cable system’s operator also intends to conduct a reconfiguration of its cable system on January 6. The reconfiguration is scheduled to be completed on January 9. A representative of VNPT Telecom – an internet service provider – said it had already prepared plans to ensure the quality of internet service for customers would not be severely affected this weekend. However, … [Read more...] about Internet service to be disrupted this weekend
According to internet service providers, the APG submarine cable system would be moved from its current position to another place because of the Singapore government’s plan to expand Changi Airport. As scheduled, the shift would happen between 12am on Saturday and 10pm on Sunday, the Vietnamplus online newspaper reported.Meanwhile, the AAG submarine cable system’s operator also intends to conduct a reconfiguration of its cable system on Saturday. The reconfiguration is scheduled to be completed on January 9.In response to the situation, a representative of VNPT Telecom – an internet service provider – said it had already prepared plans to ensure the quality of internet service for customers would not be severely affected this weekend.However, these submarine cable systems are the two main cable systems connecting Viet Nam with other countries, therefore, a disruption in service was unavoidable, according to the VNPT Telecome representative.“We hope our … [Read more...] about Internet service in Vietnam to be disrupted this weekend