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Vietnam ICT COMM to feature 50 percent more exhibitors

A wide range of telecommunications and IT products and services will be on display at the 2018 Vietnam ICT COMM to be held in HCM City next month. Visitors at the 2017 Vietnam ICTComm expo. This year the event will be held at the Sai Gon Exhibition and Convention Centre from June 7 to 9.  ... Read More »

NASA supports Vietnam scientists in space technology

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has officially launched the Land-Cover and Land-Use Change project in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. More than 60 Vietnamese and international scientists have participated in NASA’s “International Science Team Meeting and Field Work” in collaboration with the University of Natural Sciences under Hanoi National University. The project aims to build a database on ... Read More »

Winners of VIFOTEC Award 2017 honoured

A ceremony was held in Hanoi on May 14 to honour 40 winner of the 2017 Vietnam Fund for Scientific and Technological Creations (VIFOTEC) Award, in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam. The outstanding works were selected from 118 works in six fields including mechanics-automation; materials technology; information technology-electronics-telecommunication; biotechnology in service of production and life; technologies ... Read More »

Halting payments via phone cards: an unequal game?

Three giant mobile operators (Viettel, MobiFone, and Vinaphone) halted payments via phone cards for domestic digital content and online games, creating inequality as foreign application stores, specifically Google Play Store, still allow people to use phone cards for in-game payments. Payment via message Many popular game cards, including Garena owned by Garena Company, whose parent company is Singapore-based SEA Group, ... Read More »

1% of GDP may be affected if foreign firms forced to locate servers in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – The data relocation and regulation that requires foreign firms to set up data centers in Vietnam remains the most controversial issue of the draft cybersecurity law. Some experts say data localization may not be good for network security The latest draft law doesn’t clearly state that businesses must have their servers in Vietnam, but says the data ... Read More »

Lac Hong team triumphs at Robocon Vietnam 2018

The LH-ATM team from Lac Hong University in the southern province of Dong Nai won the 2018 Vietnam Robot Contest (Robocon Vietnam) after defeating another team from the same university – LH-Galaxy – during the final game in the northern province of Vinh Phuc on May 13. Lac Hong University team triumphs at Robocon Vietnam 2018  Besides a cash award ... Read More »

UDI Maps announces inundation locations

The urban flooding situations after heavy rainfall in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) in the last few days have severely affected traffic and daily activities of residents. The good news is that citizens can now locate inundation spots and see whether their route is too flooded or not thanks to an application named UDI Maps. The app UDI Maps UDI ... Read More »

Vietnam in digital era: outlook optimistic but risks exist

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has a solid ICT platform thanks to the presence of foreign technology groups and the strong rise of Vietnamese technology startups in the last 10 years. In 2016, a wireless sensor system was installed in a catfish cultivation area in Dong Thap Province which controls the water quality, thus minimizing the risk of disease. If the ... Read More »

Vietnam lags behind Thailand in use of blockchain in agriculture

VietNamNet Bridge – Agriculture is the livelihood of 70 percent of Vietnamese. However, high prices, unequal quality, and the lack of information about products have all made it difficult to compete with Thai products of the same kinds in international and domestic markets. Agriculture is the livelihood of 70 percent of Vietnamese Thai pepper is sold at VND150,000 per kilogram ... Read More »

Online security concern raises as elders become more digital

Younger generations are spending a greater proportion of their lives online, but they are not the only ones as people aged over 55 are also becoming more digital. People aged over 55 are also going digital, but concern for their online security is not converting into care (Photo: huffingtonpost.com) But family members are increasingly worried that the older people are ... Read More »