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Shortage of IT personnel in Japan: Opportunities for Vietnam

A shortage of IT personnel has prompted Japan to adopt measures to attract foreign talents in the field, which opens up opportunities for Vietnamese IT engineers and firms.  The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan estimated that the country will lack 369,000 IT engineers in 2020 and 789,000 by 2030.  To fill in the gap, Japanese firms have ... Read More »

Developing 3D printing in VN: priting machines cheap, but materials lacking

VietNamNet Bridge – The biggest problem hindering the development of 3D printing in Vietnam is not technology and equipment, but the lack of materials, according to Dr Hoang Xuan Tung from the HCM City University of Science & Technology. The biggest problem hindering the development of 3D printing is the lack of materials 3D printing is a process in which ... Read More »

VNPT to pilot phone number conversion in August

The Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) announced yesterday that it will follow instruction from the Ministry of Information and Communications to converse all of its 11-digit mobile phone numbers to 10-digit ones in September 15. After a piloting process of mobile phone number change in the middle of August, VNPT officially begins its 5-phase conversion for its 5 prefixes ... Read More »

Vietnamese spend billions of USD on overseas healthcare services

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s healthcare sector has made big progress in recent years, but many people still want to go abroad to have treatment, even for diseases which can be treated in Vietnam.  Vietnamese spend big money on overseas healthcare services DTH, 53, in HCMC, has been a lung cancer patient for 12 years. H said she experienced treatment in ... Read More »

Vietnamobile subscribers to lose 1 digit in their phone numbers

Vietnamobile Telecommunications JSC (Vietnamobile) has announced it is reducing its subscribers’ phone numbers from 11 digits to 10 by changing two of the prefixes from September 15. Vietnamobile Telecommunications JSC (Vietnamobile) has announced it is reducing its subscribers’ phone numbers from 11 digits to 10 by changing two of the prefixes from September 15. According to Decision 798 of the ... Read More »

Scientist honoured for his contributions to marine research

VietNamNet Bridge – Having spent 40 years on marine science research and set foot in 65 countries, Associate Prof Dr Nguyen Chu Hoi is the only Vietnamese among 70 scientists honoured at the 2012 Global Ocean Forum for contributions to sustainable development of the world’s oceans. Prof Dr Nguyen Chu Hoi A devoted scientist At the age of 70, Hoi ... Read More »

Ten-digit mobile numbers not affected by network code shift

Cell phone subscribers with 10-digit phone numbers will reportedly not be affected by the coming two network code shifts in mid-September of this year and July of next year, officials said. Source link Read More »

What’s status of Vietnam’s software industry after two decades of development?

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s software firms are developing steadily with stable revenue growth rate of 50 percent per annum.  Vietnam’s software industry is developing rapidly One of the most important goals set in the Party Politburo’s Directive No 58 released in 2000 was developing IT, especially software, into an important key industry Vietnam’s software firms only began learning ‘how to ... Read More »

Sci-tech News 6/8

CMC Telecom awarded world’s first MEF 3.0 certification       Dang Tung Son, CMC Telecom’s deputy chief executive officer.  CMC Telecom on Sunday announced it has become the first service provider in the world to achieve Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 3.0 certification. The certification represents CMC Telecom’s ability to deliver standards-based local, national and global Ethernet services that are ... Read More »

Used smartphones increasingly popular in urban, rural markets

VietNamNet Bridge – In Vietnam, big retailers are dominant in distributing brand new genuine products, while the used phone market segment is controlled by private shops. The smartphone retail market is now in the hands of a few ‘big guys’ – FPT Retail and The Gioi Di Dong (Mobile World). The authorized shops of the two brands have mushroomed everywhere, ... Read More »