The 4G is the fourth generation wireless communication technology, allowing data transfer with maximum speed in ideal conditions up to 1-1.5 Gbps, over 40 times higher than the highest bandwidth of 3G services. In the world, more than 300 network operators have offered the technology and the most advanced smartphone models are integrated with 4G technology. Last year there were about 450 million 4G subscribers globally, and the number is expected to reach 830 million in 2015.
The building that houses the club located at BT 41 villas, waterfront Nam Tuan Chau. Villa was a gift from Dao Hong Tuyen – Chairman Tuan Chau, which was donated with the understanding it would be used for the club and other community uses. Professor Ngo Bao Chau’s hope is that it will develop into a place for young scientists to interact with leading national and international scientists. At the same time, he wants it to become a place where students can learn to flap their wings and fly.
Dr. Le Duy Thac, a renowned scientist from the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, said he was happy that a high-technology product could be made by Vietnamese, but also was worried that the product would not sell. If not, the great achievement would “fall into oblivion”. Thac said it was not the scientists’ fault because they cannot create markets for their products. Vietnamese businesses fear they would face risks if they use Vietnam-made products instead of foreign ones.
HCM City has the highest number of IT firms in the country, according to Vu Anh Tuan, general secretary of the HCM City Computer Association. Tuan said the city needed at least 3,000 employees for the software outsourcing sector, and 1,500-2,000 for other sectors involved in the IT industry. Many software companies were unable to recruit enough staff to serve their business expansion plan, he said.
Hoang and his colleagues must overcome challenges, he said, to launch their “made-in-Vietnam” chips on the commercial market. “We have to make 30 different products using the SG-8V1 chip, just to show Vietnamese businesses used to buying foreign-made products how Vietnam-made chip can be used in their products,” he said. Hoang said Vietnam’s electronics industry has remained unchanged over the last 40 years, and is still primarily an “assembling industry”.
Viettel said the telecom infrastructure and communications service project worth VND42.5 billion (US$1.94 million) would enable production and trading enterprises at SHTP to turn out more value-added services and products. As part of the project, the group will develop a 35.2-kilometer-long optic fiber cable line and 14 mobile transceiver stations, as well as offices and an operation center on 500 square meters.
Coc Coc (coccoc.com), a product created and developed by three Vietnamese programmers who are graduates of Moscow State University, made its debut two years ago, in May 2013. The internet browser is developed on the basis of Chromium, the open source code that has been used by Chrome and Opera. At the establishment of Coc Coc Company Limited, its founders and staff drew special attention from the public when stating that it will develop a Vietnamese browser specifically reserved for Vietnamese.
Pham Hong Hai, director of the ministry’s Telecommunications Department, requested mobile carriers to prepare for the worst, especially in the peak hours of the Tet holiday. Congestion normally happens to carriers with large numbers of subscribers such as Viettel, MobiFone and VinaPhone as many subscribers complained that they could not make calls or send text messages on New Year’s Eve due to the congestion of 2G networks.
A source from FPT Group said this group’s revenue was estimated at VND35.11 trillion last year, up 23% against the previous year and 10% higher than targeted. But its profit fell by 2% to around VND2.46 trillion. The shrinking online game segment and difficulties related to information technology projects on the domestic market hit FPT Group’s profit growth. However, the group’s offshore investments paid off last year, with its revenue growing 37% to around VND3.684 trillion and its profit edging up 13% to VND584 billion.
Vietnam has five mobile network operators including Viettel, VinaPhone, MobiFone, Vietnamobile and GMobile. The three former ones hold over 90 percent of the market share. After MobiFone’s separation from VNPT, the race in the mobile market is no longer between Viettel and VNPT. It is among Viettel, MobiFone and VinaPhone–a subsidiary of VNPT.
Vietnam plans to send a nano-satellite weighing 10kg to orbit in 2016, Associate Prof. Dr. Pham Anh Tuan, Director of the Vietnam National Satellite Centre (VNSC) has revealed. The NanoDragon satellite will be entirely designed and manufactured by Vietnamese experts, said Tuan. Last year, VNSC also successfully launched a micro satellite called Pico Dragon weighing 1kg.
Businesses have been complaining about the planned changes in the telephone area codes, saying they would cost them a lot of money. Under a new decision by the Ministry of Information and Communication, the telephone area codes of 59 of the country’s 63 provinces and cities (under central government) would be changed. Meanwhile, the 11-numeral mobile subscription numbers will be replaced by 10-digit numbers.
In the Asia-Pacific region, Hong Kong had the fastest Internet connection, followed by Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and China. According to the report, the average Internet connection speed in Vietnam was 2.5 Mbps in the third quarter of last year, down 12% quarter-on-quarter, while the highest speed to be recorded was 16.6 Mbps. Compared to the same period of 2013, the average and the highest speeds in Vietnam inched up, with respective increases of 22% and 38%.
According to the latest notice of the AAG operator sent to Vietnamese Internet service providers, the repair began on January 17 and will finish on January 28. However, Internet connection between Vietnam and the world will be resumed on January 24. Earlier, on January 8, the operator said the repair would complete on January 23. The AAG submarine cable was cut at 8:04 am on January 5, at a point about 117km from the landing station in Vung Tau.
The approval, granted on January 9, means the Mobifone network will now have an additional two million 10-digit numbers with the ‘0901′ and ‘0931′ prefixes serving the domestic market. While mobile phone number prefixes have been diversified in Viet Nam, mobile network operators see ‘090′, ‘091′ and ‘098′ as popular ranges that are also considered strong brands. Following the Ministry’s approval, the company can now expand its subscriber base.
Accordingly, the two sides are making joint efforts to ensure the progress of infrastructure development and high-quality human resources training in Vietnam to produce one of the leading space centres in Southeast Asia. The pair will make full use of their respective skills and resources for future collaboration in remote sensing, small satellite production, global satellite positioning system application, and ensuring the construction progress of the Vietnam Space Centre project in Hoa Lac hi-tech park in Hanoi, which began in September 2012.
It’s hoped the move will further develop the subscription network, Deputy Minister Le Nam Thang said on January 9. In 2014, the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) submitted a request to the MIC to add the numerals 0 and 1 after the 090 and 093 prefixes for MobiFone and 091 and 094 for Vinaphone. The two mobile operators expect to have additional 8 million subscribers.
They believe that from 2030, the majority of real estate transactions will be carried out online. The traditional real estate transaction forms have been changing slowly. But the new “revolution” in technologies means both buyers and sellers will make transactions via internet to save time and costs. Nguyen Huu Chuong, a real estate broker, agrees that making transactions via internet will be dominant in the future, both in Vietnam and the rest of the world.
It is expected that the cable repair vessel will approach the broken segment at 1am on January 15 and the cable will be fixed completely at 2pm on January 23. By that time Internet connection from Vietnam to other countries will be 100% restored. The AAG submarine cable was cut at 8:04 am on January 5, at a point about 117km from the landing station in Vung Tau.
“The best known technology groups in the world like Microsoft, Google and Samsung have just joined the smarthome market, while we (BKAV) have been present in the field for nearly 10 years,” said Vu Thanh Thang, director of BKAV SmartHome, at a workshop on utilizing information technology (IT) achievements in the real life. Prior to that, BKAV’s managers many times stated at workshops and conferences that BKAV’s smarthome is the best product of this kind now available in the world.