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Improved Viber version won’t be a threat to other OTTs?

VietNamNet Bridge – Experts believe that the launching of Viber’s version in Vietnamese language and the version for computers would have direct impacts on the OTTs with the focus on basic communications such as Skype, Yahoo Messenger, rather than on the mobile platforms OTTs like Zalo, Kakao Talk or Line. On May 7, Viber updated the 3.0 version for iOS ... Read More »

Experts urge new weather approach

Experts urged Vietnam to renew its weather forecasting technology in order to improve its effectiveness in predicting extreme weather phenomena, at a meeting held in the capital on May 21. Head of the Department of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change Le Cong Thanh, said that weather forecasters play a key in helping citizens prepare for natural disasters. He said climate ... Read More »

Vietnam scientist honored in the US

VietNamNet Bridge – The Hawaii State House of Representatives has awarded a certificate for a Vietnamese scientist for his contributions in the field of environmental science and climate change. Dr. Nguyen Huu Ninh (middle). Photo provided by the character. Dr. Nguyen Huu Ninh, the scientist who has been honored by the US, said during the annual meeting of the Hawaii ... Read More »

Vietnam fears for lacking STB to implement digital terrestrial TV program

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Information and Communication is discussing the way of propping up set top boxes (STB) to people in the implementation of the national program on TV digitalization. Meanwhile, VTC has delayed its STB production project. Ta Quang Son, General Director of Hanel, said the State needs to give financial support to the poor families to ... Read More »

Vietnam, France increase cooperation in science

The President of the French Institute of Research for Development (IRD) Michel Laurent will pay a working visit to Vietnam from May 22-24, as part of activities to intensify bilateral scientific cooperation. On the occasion, Laurent will chair the signing ceremony of a framework agreement with the Ho Chi Minh City University of Natural Sciences on collaborative research activities, chiefly ... Read More »

Unmanned aircrafts successfully tested

VietNamNet Bridge – Made-in-Vietnam unmanned aerial vehicles successfully flew over the Central Highlands sky during a trial flight in Da Lat City, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on May 18. The unmanned aircraft AV.UAV S2 carrying cameras, spectrometers and other necessary devices took off from the Cam Ly military air port at 9.05 am on the day. During ... Read More »

Vietnamese students win fourth prizes at Intel ISEF 2013

VietNamNet Bridge – Two groups of Vietnamese students from the Ha Noi-Amsterdam and Le Hong Phong high schools have been awarded fourth-place prizes at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). The Intel ISEF competition for students in grades 9 – 12 is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. The group from Ha Noi-Amsterdam High School for ... Read More »

ADSL services less attractive amid new technologies

VietNamNet Bridge – Big ADSL service providers, namely VNPT, Viettel and FPT have offered big preferences to new subscribers registering services in May 2013. They have to try every possible measure to prevent the sharp fall in the number of ADSL subscribers, blamed on the application of new technologies. Ho Thi Dieu Hong, a senior executive of VDC 2, has ... Read More »

Telcos to be licensed to do broadcasting and transmission

VietNamNet Bridge – The State has decided to form up a competitive broadcasting and transmission market, considering allowing more capable telecom groups to provide the services. Under the national program on digitalizing the broadcasting and transmission by 2020, televisions would share the same infrastructure system. Television stations would focus on producing TV programs, while the transmission would be taken care ... Read More »

Dialing in big telecoms trends

VietNamNet Bridge – The telecom market’s underlying trends are coming into sharp focus. An annual survey by global market research firm Nielsen and Buu Dien newspaper about 3G users’ satisfaction in Hanoi, Danang and Ho Chi Minh City in 2012 showed that service users hiked five-fold last year, but there was a sharp decline in the rate of people satisfied ... Read More »