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Seminar promotes inter-locality ICT links

The central city of Hue will hold Vietnam’s 17thinformation and communications technology (ICT) development seminar on August 30–31. Themed “Promoting IT Infrastructure for Socio-economic Development”, the event is intended to encourage linking cities, provinces, and economic zones, boosting ICT application and development. Delegates can present their ideas and share their …

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Android smartphones rise as iPhone slips

Smartphones powered by Google’s Android software increased their global market share as iPhones lost ground in the absence of new models being unleashed by Apple, the International Data Corporation reported Wednesday. SAN FRANCISCO, California: Smartphones powered by Google’s Android software increased their global market share as iPhones lost ground in …

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Vietnam turns sci-tech into key driving force

Vietnam will turn science-technology into the most important driving force to develop modern productive forces and the knowledge-based economy, thus making its economic competitiveness sharper while protecting the environment and ensuring national security and defence. The aim was set in the Government’s action programme to carry out the Party Central …

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Microsoft willing to help city develop IT infrastructure

HCMC vice chairman Le Manh Ha had a working session with Microsoft Vietnam’s general director Vu Minh Tri on Monday, focusing on Microsoft’s assistance to the city. At the meeting, both sides at first discussed solutions and equipment for carrying out a smart city project. According to vice chairman Ha, …

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Tough year for mobile telecom industry

Tough competition plus saturated demand in the local mobile telecom industry forced many firms to either pull out of Vietnam or to make offshore investments last year. Regarding the local mobile telecom market in 2012, market research company BMI reports that the local market has lost its attractiveness. The number …

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Vietnam masters satellite technology

Vietnam has launched two communications satellites into orbit and hopes to control them without foreign assistance by March 2013. The second satellite VINASAT-II went into orbit from French Guiana’s Kouru launch pad nearly nine months ago, showing the country’s desire to grasp satellite technology in space. Together with 2008’s VINASAT-I …

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Mobile operators expect Tet text barrage

Major mobile network operators in Vietnam have warned mobile users to avoid eagling and texting on lunar news year’ eve period to prevent network congestion. In addition to the warning, Viettel, Vinaphone and MobiFone have said they will also increase network capacity during the Tet holiday to handle the surge …

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Software firms to receive help in quality management

The Ministry of Information and Communications this year will help about 11 companies apply the international quality management process CMMi (Capability Maturity Model Integration) in software production and digital content services. This was informed by Nguyen Thanh Tuyen, deputy director of the management board for industrial and information technology projects …

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Telephone and component exports to EU hit US$5bil

Vietnam’s telephone and component exports to the EU have continued to grow, worth an estimated US$5 billion this year. The information was unveiled at a seminar in HCM City on December 6 to discuss cooperative opportunities in trade and investment between Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. Nguyen Duc …

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