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ASEAN Telecom Ministers meet in Singapore

The 13th ASEAN Telecommunications and IT Ministers Meeting (ASEAN TELMIN 13) opened in Singapore on November 14 with the participation of delegates from all 10 ASEAN member countries and ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh. The Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Hamadoun Toure, and representatives of ASEAN dialogue partners of Japan, China and the Republic of Korea ... Read More »

Vietnam’s first software village launched

Vietnam’s first software village launched its initial phase at the Hanoi-based Hoa Lac High-Tech Zone on November 13. When operational, the project is expected to provide a creative space for 10,000 computer programmers and rake in 200 million USD in 2016. Covering an area of 6.4 hectares, the village, called F-Ville, is being developed by the FPT Software Joint Stock ... Read More »

Saola have reappeared in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – The images of saola, the endangered species, have been recently recorded in the central province of Quang Nam, 15 years since the last time this species was seen in Vietnam. The image of a saola is recorded through the camera in a remote area of the Truong Son mountain range. Photo: WWF. The images of a saola ... Read More »

Mobile network operators accused of blocking OTT services

VietNamNet Bridge – 3G service users were dazzled because of the 40 percent service fee increase in November when mobile network operators followed up with one more “blow” on them by blocking free OTT (over the top) services. A lot of users complained that they meet so many troubles when using OTT these days. It is very difficult to connect ... Read More »

Techmart Dak Nong 2013 showcases technological advances

More than 200 research institutes and centres, universities and businesses are showcasing their latest scientific and technological advances at the Techmart Dak Nong 2013, which opened in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on November 12. On display are 1,000 technical products relating to materials, mineral processing, bio-technology, and information technology. The Science and Technology Departments of 26 provinces ... Read More »

How spy chips attached to Chinese kettles, irons?

VietNamNet Bridge – BKAV, the Vietnamese leading Internet security firm, said in principle, it is completely possible to attach spy chips to home appliances to seek out information, when asked if there is spyware in Chinese kettles and irons. A baseband WiFi/3G chip is very small and light. The news that 20-30 pieces of spy microchips were found in Chinese ... Read More »

Ministry justifies telcos 3G fees hike

The Ministry of Information and Communications on November 8 explained its recent proposal to allow an increase in 3G mobile internet fees by telecom companies Viettel, MobiFone and VinaPhone. At a press conference, Deputy Minister Le Nam Thang said that telecom companies had originally set prices lower than cost to attract users. They raised the price of their 3G packages ... Read More »

ASEAN Telecoms, IT meeting opens in Singapore

The 14th ASEAN Telecommunications and Information Technology (IT) Senior Officials Meeting (TELSOM) opened on November 12 in Singapore to discuss and enhance regional cooperation in the field. The ASEAN officials will meet with dialogue partners from China, Japan, the Republic of Korea and India as well as representatives from the European Union and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on separate ... Read More »

New lizard species discovered in central Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Scientists have discovered a new species of lizard with a small size, head and body length of about 35 mm in the central province of Quang Ngai. Sphenomorphus sheai Lizards. Photo: Wayne Van Devender/Vast. According to information on the website of the Academy of Science and Technology of Vietnam, the new species of lizard is named Pheno ... Read More »

Smartphone usage lags behind computers in VN: study

VietNamNet Bridge – Thanks to the fast growth of mobile devices, smartphones are being increasingly used to access the internet but laptops and desktops still dominate. According to an online survey conducted by the market-research company Epinion Viet Nam in mid-October, 75 per cent of internet users used laptops to access the internet, followed by desktops with 54 per cent. ... Read More »