Zalo is thought to be gathering data from iPhone clipboards

Vietnamese texting and calling app Zalo is thought to be gathering data from iPhone clipboards without user consent. Several iPhone users of the iOS 14 beta operating system have received notifications stating Zalo had copied and pasted clipboard info between applications. Tran Tuyen, a Hanoi-based IT expert, said the fact...

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VNPT & MobiFone receive broadband service awards

A MobiFone official receives an award for mobile broadband customer care. — Photo courtesy of MobiFone The Viet Nam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) has been honoured in the category for the best-fixed broadband service in Viet Nam at the World Mobile Broadband and ISP Summit 2020. The award was presented by the International Data […] Read more »

Solar rooftop industry poised for rapid growth

Solar panels installed on the roof of a seafood processing factory in the Mekong Delta. — Photo Technological advances, preferential credit policies and pricing incentives have set the stage for solar rooftop energy to become the next big thing in clean energy in Viet Nam, according to industry insiders. As the number of solar […] Read more »

Viettel’s total revenue increases by 12.8 per cent in February

Viettel’s service revenue completed 102 per cent of its plan for the month. — Photo Viettel’s total revenue increased by 12.8 per cent last month over the same period last year despite the complex developments of the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of February, Viettel’s service revenue hit 102 per cent of its plan […] Read more »

COVID-19 shows pressing need for quicker digital transformation

A payment via QR code. The coronavirus pandemic is highlighting the need for speeding up digital transformation. — Photo Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung has urged digital companies to innovate and develop platforms for online services as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has sparked a pressing need for Viet Nam to […] Read more »

Recruitment in technology sector grows with digital transformation

Illustration photo. Robert Walters recently released the Salary Survey 2020 in Southeast Asia and China. — Photo A survey on salary by Robert Walters said that recruitment in Viet Nam posted growth last year. The technology sector continued to grow rapidly, while industrial enterprises continued to promote digital transformation. The manufacturing industry also showed […] Read more »

SHi and Sun* to run start-up incubation programme

Training class at Songhan Incubator. – Photo Songhan Incubator (SHi) and Sun* Startups will run a start-up incubation programme in May and June this year. Start-ups in Ha Noi that apply information technology at pre-seed or seed stage can participate in the programme. These start-ups will receive theoretical and practical training on key issues […] Read more »

Viet Nam ranks 96th in global talent competitiveness index

Viet Nam is ranked 96th in the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index. — VNS Photo Viet Nam ranks 96 out of 132 countries on the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), down four positions compared to last year and nine positions in 2018. GTCI is an annual bench-marking report that measures and ranks countries based […] Read more »

MobiFone successfully tests 5G network

  ↵ Workers on a base transceiver station (BTS). — Photo courtesy of MobiFone MobiFone announced on Wednesday that it had successfully tested 5G networks in Ha Noi, HCM City, Da Nang and Hai Phong after nearly a year of preparation. During the preparation work, the company has actively worked with big 5G equipment and service […] Read more »

VNPT to build intelligent operation centre in Kon Tum

Leaders of Kon Tum Province and VNPT at the working session. — Photo VNPT will build an intelligent operation centre (IOC) in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum and expects to put it into operation in October. The IOC was built with the goal of providing comprehensive data on activities in the province. […] Read more »

Soc Trang to get $228m wind power plant

Delegates attend the plant’s groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday. VNA/VNS Photo Chanh Da The construction of a wind power plant, worth VND5.32 trillion (US$228.3 million), began on Thursday in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang. Financed by the province-based Quoc Vinh Soc Trang wind power company, the plant has designed capacity of 129 MW. It […] Read more »

More than 24,300 rooftop solar projects installed

Workers install rooftop solar systems. — Photo courtesy of EVN More than 24,300 rooftop solar projects have been installed this month, with a total capacity of 465.8 megawatt peak (MWp). However, Viet Nam Electricity (EVN) said this was still modest compared to the development potential of rooftop solar panels in the country. Experts also said […] Read more »

Viet Nam to produce $20 smartphones

This is the first time the country has had a smartphone universalisation programme to provide devices to all people. — Photo Viet Nam is planning to produce new smartphones costing just VND500,000 (US$20). Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung said that this year would be the year of universalisation of smartphones. This […] Read more »