Top 10 Vietnam ICT firms announced hinh anh 1At the ceremony (Photo: VINASA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The 76 information, communication and technology (ICT) firms honoured in the TOP 10 Vietnam ICT Companies Awards 2021 have total revenue of 186.6 trillion VND (8 billion USD), accounting for nearly 61 percent of the whole industry's.

The information was revealed at a ceremony to honour the firms held in Hanoi on October 9. Launched by the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA) in April, the awards this year received 194 nominations in 18 categories submitted by 167 businesses, increasing 14 percent and 67 percent in terms of the number of nominations and businesses, respectively, over last year.

Statistics from the organisation board showed that more than 90 percent of participating firms have been implementing research and applying new technology in the development of new products and solutions.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Deputy Minister of the Information and Communications (MIC) Pham Duc Long said: “Vietnamese IT enterprises have made great contributions to the prevention of the COVID-19 pandemic by quickly building and deploying many digital technology platforms and solutions, ensuring smooth communication, helping tens of millions of officials, employees, students, agencies, organisations, businesses, schools as well as people across the country maintain daily operations."

The MIC highly valued big contributions from the IT business community and expects the TOP 10 leading ICT firms in Vietnam in 2021 would continue to enhance their pioneering role in making Vietnam a digital country with rapid and sustainable development, he added.

Nguyen Van Khoa, VINASA’s Chairman, said the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially this fierce fourth wave, have caused a lot of difficulties for society and have had a heavy impact on the economy. However, it is also the driving force for industries and fields to transform, speeding up the digital transformation process. This is an opportunity and a great field for Vietnamese ICT businesses to explore and serve the country.

The awards this year continued to see the participation of the country’s big IT names such as Viettel, VNPT, MobiFone and FPT.

FPT has been honoured in all three main areas this year, including the traditional IT industry, the digital transformation priority field, and the new technology field with competitive advantages.

FPT has constantly researched and developed the Made by FPT solution ecosystem and digital transformation platform, prioritising all resources and effectively contributing to the digital transformation process of the Government, organisations and businesses.

In the 2021-23 period, FPT has set a strategic goal to be in the Top 50 leading companies in the world in providing comprehensive digital transformation services and solutions by 2030. It would also focus on promoting research, in-depth solutions development based on Blockchain technology, Lowcode, AI, Cloud and Analytics.

The award Top 10 IT companies with impressive growth were announced for the first time to honour firms with high growth rates. Nine companies with growth ranging from 77 percent to over 300 percent received the award, with most of them providing ICT services to international markets. They have been flexible in finding growth opportunities despite difficulties caused by COVID-19.

Rikkeisoft, one of the winners of the Top 10 Software Export Enterprises award this year posted a 10 percent growth rate despite many export sectors being severely affected by the pandemic.

In particular, high-tech fields such as AI & Blockchain have also achieved great success. Projects invested and developed by the company such as Oraichain, Rikkei Finance, Polka Foundry, Swaperry, Kaby Arena, HeroVerse have raised nearly 12 million USD from foreign funds, and total valuation of more than 100 million USD.

Launched in 2014, the Top 10 ICT awards aim to honour businesses with big contribution to the country’s ICT industry./.