Thirty-three information-communication technology (ICT) awards were presented to ICT businesses in Hanoi on March 20 in recognition of their outstanding performance in 2009 and contributions to the ICT sector.

Of the total awards, nine went to landline and mobile phone and Internet service providers, 10 to IT software developers, four to businesses for IT training, and seven to businesses for creative IT applications.

The Vietnam Data Communication Company (VDC) won all four awards for Internet providers, namely best Internet business, best customer care service provider, best new service provider and best broadband supplier.

Meanwhile, big-name FPT software was awarded for its best software processing and export services.

The “Best mobile phone service provider” award was given to the army-run Viettel.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade, the General Department of Taxation, the People’s Committee of Tra Vinh province, the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Binh district, office of the Thua Thien-Hue provincial People’s Committee, Dong A Joint-Stock Commercial Bank and Danang Pharmaceutical Joint-Stock Company received awards for creative IT applications.

Three foreign-invested companies, Microsoft Vietnam, Motorola Vietnam and Huawei Vietnam, were presented awards for their significant contributions to the Vietnam’s ICT industry./.