Hanoi mobile spying mastermind jailed Society

Hanoi mobile spying mastermind jailed

The Hanoi People’s Court delivered a 24-month prison sentence to Nguyen Viet Hung, mastermind of a massive mobile spying incident that affected over 14,000 mobile subscribers, on May 7.
February CPI falls on spiralling oil prices Business

February CPI falls on spiralling oil prices

Vietnam's consumer price index (CPI) fell by 0.05 percent in February compared to January and 0.25 percent from December 2014, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

CPI has been falling for four consecutive months since November 2014, with a 0.27 percent fall in November last year, 0.24 percent in December and 0.2 percent in January this year.

This month was also the first February – the month in which the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday is often celebrated – to witness a fall in CPI since 1996.
Mobile networks ensure Tet service Business

Mobile networks ensure Tet service

Major mobile network operators in Vietnam have prepared technical solutions, staff and equipment to ensure smooth communication during the Lunar New Year holiday, especially 3G (third-generation network) services.
Viettel launches switchboard for Lao customers Business

Viettel launches switchboard for Lao customers

The Vietnamese Military Telecom Corporation (Viettel) and the Lao Ministry of Post and Telecommunication (MPT) officially launched a system to standardise the Lao language font for mobile devices and computers on February 5.
MobiFone corporation established Business

MobiFone corporation established

Information and Communications Minister Nguyen Bac Son has signed Decision No 1798/QD-BTTTT, establishing MobiFone Telecommunications Corporation.
Communication system developed in sea areas Sci-Tech

Communication system developed in sea areas

The Prime Minister has ratified a planning on communication system development in sea boundary, sea and islands by 2020 to ensure all target localities are provided with public post services and equipped with basic broadcasting system.
Business

MobiFone ready for equitisation progress

The face of Vietnam’s telecommunications sector is to change with major restructuring set to attract a host of foreign investors and allow the local telcom market to finally deliver on its rich promise, the Vietnam Investment Review (VIR) reported on August 18.
Society

Vietnam Red Cross should continue good job: President

President Truong Tan Sang has hailed the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) for its assistance to the underprivileged, with over 1.5 trillion VND (731,000 USD) going to nearly 12,800 living in need in the first half of this year.
Sci-Tech

Riding IT trends in the Year of the Horse

The rise of the third platform (cloud computing, big data, mobile and social networks) will require Vietnamese service and solution providers to change themselves to adapt to the new circumstances. Report by Vietnam Net online newspaper.
Business

Ho Chi Minh City CPI up 0.4 percent in January

The January consumer price index (CPI) in Ho Chi Minh City in the lead up to the Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet, increased only 0.4 percent from last month though eight out of the 11 commodities in the CPI-measuring basket have risen, the Saigon Times Daily reported.