Telecoms firms turn to digital content Sci-Tech

Telecoms firms turn to digital content

Telecommunications firms are turning towards developing their own digital content, the Vietnam Telecommunications Authority (VNTA) under the Ministry of Information and Communications has said.
Three telecom giants test mobile number portability Society

Three telecom giants test mobile number portability

Thee major telecom network providers - Viettel, VinaPhone and MobiFone - started testing mobile number portability (MNP) on September 21, which allows subscribers to keep existing mobile number when switching networks.
MobiFone urged to seek investors Business

MobiFone urged to seek investors

Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son has urged the MobiFone Telecommunications Corporation to seek capable strategic investors in its ongoing equitisation process.
Measures deployed to increase network quality Sci-Tech

Measures deployed to increase network quality

Developing 3G services, investing in 4G technology and building a heterogeneous network-HetNet are all designed to optimise the costs and efficiency of the network quality, said Jan Wassenius, General Director of Ericson Vietnam.
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Ministry aims for 2015 Mobifone equitisation

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) will submit its equitisation plan for Mobifone to the Government by end-2014 and if approved, it will implement this plan in 2015.
Viettel seeks permission to cut tariffs Business

Viettel seeks permission to cut tariffs

Viettel, Vietnam's largest mobile carrier by subscriber base, on October 6 asked the Information and Communications Ministry (MIC) to allow it to apply the same tariff on intra-network and inter-network calls.
Vietnam, Peru enjoy blooming bilateral ties Politics

Vietnam, Peru enjoy blooming bilateral ties

Strong progress has been seen in all fields in Peru-Vietnam bilateral ties during the past two decades, especially in economics, trade, investment and science and technology, Charge d’affaires ad interim of the Peruvian Embassy in Hanoi Luis Tsuboyama has stated.
PM gives go-ahead for Mobifone, VNPT split Sci-Tech

PM gives go-ahead for Mobifone, VNPT split

Major mobile network operator Mobifone has split from the State-owned Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications (VNPT), and is now under the management of the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC).
Experts urge delay of 4G application Sci-Tech

Experts urge delay of 4G application

Vietnam is preparing to apply 4G (fourth-generation network) technology from 2015. However, industry insiders said the country should be in no rush to make the switch, as moving to 4G would involve significant investment in infrastructure and require end users to buy new mobile phones.
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VNPT restructuring for sustainable telecom development

The Ministry of Information and Communications is determined to restructure telecommunications businesses this year including splitting the mobile service provider MobiFone from the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) and establishing a mobile information corporation, reported the online Vietnam Economic News.