At the ceremony (Source: VNA)

Washington DC. (VNA) – The military-run telecom group Viettel won one gold and two bronzes at the 11 th Annual 2016 IT World Awards that took place in San Francisco, the US on June 27.

The group won gold for Viettel Financial Inclusion Bankplus Service in the category for Asia-Pacific.

The two bronzes were for Viettel Antispam v2.0 and Viettel Billing & Customer Care System v2.0 in the category of IT Products and Services for Telecommunications.

Viettel Deputy Director General Tong Viet Trung said the recognitions help reinforce the human-centred development orientation of the group.

As of March 2016, the number of subcribers of the Viettel Bankplus service reached 2.8 million, with nearly 4 million transactions, worth 145 million USD, made a month.

For the first half this year, the Anti-spam service has helped block over 93.5 million spam text messages, or 550,000 messages per day.

The IT World Awards, organised by the US-based Network Product Guide, aims to honour outstanding names in the ICT sector, along with such internationally well-known names as Samsung, Dell, Cisco and Foxit Softward.

Network Product Guide is published targeting technology enterprises in Silicon Valley in California, the US. It has a great influence on the IT selection among business leaders as well as end-users.-VNA