Top 10 ICT events in 2017

(Announced by Ministry of Information and Communications)   1. Launching of VINASAT-1 - the first telecom satellite of Vietnam At 5:17 on April 19, 2008, VINASAT-1, the first satellite of Vietnam, was launched into the orbit, bringing the Vietnamese telecom industry to a new high, opening a new area for the industry, asserting the space sovereignty of Vietnam and enabling the Vietnamese ICT industry to play a greater role in the process of international economic integration. Together with more than 200,000 km of undersea and ground fibre optic cables and modern microwave systems, the operation of VINASAT-1 helps complete the…... [read more]

 The Information Technology Journalist's Club announced the top ten domestic information and communication technology (ICT) stories of 2014 at a ceremony in Ha Noi on December 29. The list of events is as follows:1. The Vietnamese-made mobile game Flappy Bird created a global fever. Released in late January for Android phones, iPhones and iPads, and created by Nguyen Ha Dong, a young independent game developer, Flappy Bird became a worldwide phenomenon. Though Dong later took the game down, saying it failed to bring excitement to players as he had expected, Google listed Flappy Bird as one of the top keywords…... [read more]

The Information Technology Journalist's Club announced the top ten domestic information and communication technology (ICT) stories of 2014 at a ceremony in Ha Noi on Monday. The Vietnamese-made mobile game Flappy Bird created a global fever. Released in late January for Android phones, iPhones and iPads, and created by Nguyen Ha Dong, a young independent game developer, Flappy Bird became a worldwide phenomenon. Though Dong later took the game down, saying it failed to bring excitement to players as he had expected, Google listed Flappy Bird as one of the top keywords searched in 2014. US entertainment website The Richest…... [read more]

The Ministry of Posts and Telecom has recently announced its  top ten information and communication technology (ICT) events in 2004. Ratifying Law on Information TechnologyThe Vietnamese National Assembly ratified the Law on Information Technology on June 22, 2006. This law together with the E-Transaction Law and instructive decrees (on electronic signature and e-authentication, on IT applications in State-funded organs, on IT industry and on administrative punishments in IT field) and IT development programmes (for electronic industry, software industry and digital content industry) has created a synchronous legal corridor to the development of the Vietnamese ICT industry.Reaching the record of 10 million…... [read more]

Hosted by the Vietnam IT Software and Services Association (VINASA) and Vietnam-Japan IT Cooperation Club (VJC), under the theme of "Digital Transformation: The New Era for Vietnam-Japan IT Cooperation," activities during the four-day event are taking place in both HCM City and the central city of Da Nang...At the event, Junko Kawauchi, Vice President of JISA's Global Affairs, quoted a report from Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in 2016 as saying, by 2019 the number of IT engineers in Japan will reach its peak with more than 920,000, before beginning to decline. Meanwhile, demand is constantly increasing, leading…... [read more]

Leading companies from Taiwan, including 33 winners of the Taiwan Excellence Award, are showcasing their latest technologies and innovations in the areas of business solutions, gaming and the Internet of Things (IoT) at an upcoming three-day exhibition Vietnam ICT COMM.The event is being organised at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) in District 7 in HCM City.This year marks the debut participation of the Taiwan Excellence Pavilion at Vietnam ICT COMM.The pavilion features products and technologies that have been distinguished with the Taiwan Excellence Award, the highest accolade bestowed upon Taiwan-originated products based on their excellence in design, quality,…... [read more]

Below is a brief look of the biggest ICT events of 2013. 1. Subscribers blast “3G price hike” On October 16, VinaPhone, MobiFone, and Viettel simultaneously increased the price of their 3G data plans by an average amount of 20 percent. The network operators said they had been offering their services at below cost prices, so hiking prices was necessary. Higher prices would help the operators cut losses, while enabling them to expanding the 3G coverage network and ensure service quality, they said. However, many subscribers have criticized the increases as the prices of some data plans have increased as…... [read more]

The seventh edition of the Viet Nam ICT Summit 2017 will take place in Ha Noi on Wednesday, organised by the Viet Nam Software and IT Services Association.This year’s summit will be themed “Viet Nam: Digital Transformation in the Industry 4.0”.The event will focus on awareness in Viet Nam of Industry 4.0, strengths of the Vietnamese digital economy, smart cities and digital human resources and start-ups.The summit’s organisation board and participating enterprises hope to clearly detail Industry 4.0.The board and enterprises also expect the event will improve ICT policies and practices to continue the country’s ICT development. — VNS... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnam ICT Press Club on December 27 released the 10 information and communication technology (ICT) events in 2012 selected by 40 journalists. PM says Vietnam needs to have at least three network operators On July 31, 2012, the Prime Minister approved the strategy on the national telecommunication development by 2020, which says that in every important telecom service, there must be at least three service providers in order to ensure the healthy competition of the markets. The strategy also said that Vietnam would reorganize telecom groups, so as to form up 3-4 powerful general corporations or…... [read more]

ICT Awards 2017 focuses on hi-tech productsChi Thinh HCMC – Products and solutions related to Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and big data will be prioritized for the HCMC ICT Awards 2017. Organizers said at a press conference on the awards on August 9 that those entries applying new technologies would have the highest chance of winning the awards. Le Quoc Cuong, deputy director of the HCMC Department of Information and Communications, said on behalf of the organizing committee that entries should be able to help the city deal with pressing issues including traffic congestion, flooding and environmental pollution.…... [read more]