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Internet’s speed in Vietnam slowing down?

VietNamNet Bridge – A report of Akamai said the average Internet speed in Vietnam has decreased by 21 percent in comparison with 2011. Meanwhile, some experts believe that Internet firms, which have been trying to optimize the use of broadband, have caused influences to Akamai’s measurement. Akamai says Internet speed down, Speedtest says up The Q3 2012 report on the ... Read More »

Kovalevskaya 2012 award presented

The annual Kovalevskaya awards 2012 honouring outstanding female scientists were presented at a ceremony in Hanoi on March 4. The 17-member staff of the Experimental Biology Centre under the Technological Application Institute of the Ministry of Science and Technology received the award for numerous projects researching the production of nutritious supplement products from sea weeds and biological waste treatment solutions. ... Read More »

Anti-cancer pharmaceutical substance made at Da Lat nuclear reactor

VietNamNet Bridge – The Da Lat nuclear reactor has been providing different radioactive substances to 23 nuclear medicine faculties nationwide, once every two weeks, serving the diagnosis and treatment of 300,000 patients every year. According to the Da Lat Institute for Nuclear Research, since the day it resumed the operation in March 1984, it has been making radioactive isotopes and ... Read More »

Internet firms jump into high-quality entertainment device market

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese enterprises, from Internet content firms like VC Corp, VTC Online to infrastructure ones like FPT Telecom, all have, or are going to market set-top box products and provide smartTV-like utilities to users.   The convergence of TV, digital content and Internet In December 2012, VC Corp marketed SohaTV, an entertainment device using Android operation system, integrated ... Read More »

2,000 workers to be trained for Vietnam’s first nuclear power project

VietNamNet Bridge – The Song Da Corporation will send 2,000 workers and engineers to Russia and Japan for training with a major on nuclear power construction from 2-3 years, starting from 2013. Mr. Le Van Ton, a senior official from the Song Da Corporation, said that these people will be the major labor force of Vietnam who joined the Russian ... Read More »

SMEs reap fruits from e-commerce

VietNamNet Bridge – Experts have pointed out that more and more small and medium enterprises (SMEs) utilize e-commerce in doing business. They have also noted the increasingly high popularity of the e-marketplace. KOS, the briefcase shop on Huynh Van Banh Street in Phu Nhuan district of HCM City launched the website in early August 2012. At first, the website ... Read More »

Mobile & smart TV wave challenges digital content firms and telcos

VietNamNet Bridge – The State has been urged to apply reasonable policies to encourage the development of the domestic digital content industry – the sector that can bring high added value to Vietnam. Since 2010, VNG, VTC and some other digital content firms have been designing and making digital content products for domestic use and export. They were just at ... Read More »

Vietnam partners with India in biotechnology

Vietnam defines India as a strategic partner in its international biotechnology research and development cooperation, which is considered crucial to green industry and sustainable development, said Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh. The minister made the statement on February 27 at an international conference held in Hanoi with the participation of scientists from technology research and development ... Read More »

Vietnamese social networks “short of breath” in the race with Facebook

VietNamNet Bridge – In 2012, or three years after the day Vietnamese Zing Me announced it left Facebook behind in September 2009, Vietnam witnessed the enthronement of the foreign big social network in Vietnam. Facebook officially outstrips Zing Me in number of members Phan Anh Tuan, Deputy Director of VTC Online, has quoted the figures from Com Score as saying ... Read More »

Son La Hydropower Plant

The Son La Hydropower Plant, the largest project in Southeast Asia, is not only the pride of the country but it also marks an outstanding growth of the electric sector of Vietnam today.   The plant was officially put into operation on December 23, 2012, after seven years of construction, three years earlier than scheduled. Epic of the Northwest The ... Read More »