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Decline in new mobile phone subscribers

According to the General Statistics Office, 15.5 million of the 128.8 million are landline telephone subscribers, an increase of 0.4 per cent, and 113.3 million are mobile subscribers, up by 4.8 per cent. It is reported that the growth rate of telephone subscribers in August alone fell 24.7 per cent over the same period last year. Of the above-mentioned subscribers, there are more than 40,200 fixed subscribers, a decrease of 74.8 per cent, and 6.7 million are mobile subscribers, down 23.7 per cent.

Vietnam subscriber base touches 174.3m as at the end of April

As estimated by the General Statistic Office (GSO), till the end of April 2011, the country’s total number of phone subscribers is estimated to reach 174.3 million users, rising 25 percent from the same period last year, including 16.5 million fixed phone subscribers, rising 0.9 percent year-on-year and 157.8 million mobile phone subscribers, up 28.2 percent y-o-y.

Foreign telcos dial up capital changes

Figures from the Ministry of Information and Communication revealed that Vietnamobile and Beeline networks were ranked at the bottom of market share lists. Vietnamobile had a 3.1 per cent mobile service market share and Beeline a mere 0.16 per cent by the end of last year.

Over 30% Vietnamese population accesses to Internet

Cimigo just released Việt Nam NetCitizens Report, the most comprehensive study about Internet usage and behavior in Việt Nam.

VN seeks int’l support for high-tech development

The Deputy PM affirmed that the Vietnamese Government would create favorable conditions for the establishment of advance research environment and research groups on these fields at the Việt Nam National University with the participation of world’s leading experts from American universities.

Companies caught sending spam SMS

According to the investigators from the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) and the Hanoi police, EMOBI uses Nokia 3110C cellular phones and a software called SMS Caster to deliver ads about their gambling and fortune-telling services to thousands of mobile phone users.

VN comes out on top at chip design contest in Japan

Initiated in 1997, the international LSI contest is held annually for graduates and postgraduates from universities and colleges in the Asia Pacific region, aiming to foster talent in chip design.

Information security on the cards

Mr Ta, who is also former Minister of Post and Telecommunications (now the Ministry of Information and Communications), made the statement at the sixth Security World Conference and Expo (Security World 2011) which opened in Hanoi on April 5.

Innovation day highlights social equity

The Ministry of Planning and Investment and the World Bank (WB) on March 7 launched Vietnam Innovation Day (VID 2011) with the theme, “Innovation for Social Equity and Sustainable Development”.

Female scientist honoured for pest control research

Nguyen Thi Loc is one of two Vietnamese female scientists who will receive the Kovalevskaia Award 2010 at a ceremony in Hanoi on March 8, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper has reported.

Hanoi hosts science meeting with Asian theme

As many as 100 scientists from several major universities across Asia gathered in Hanoi on March 2 for a meeting on sustainable sciences.

VN, Japan cooperate in core technology development

At the signing ceremony, Minister of Information and Communications Le Doan Hop said that Vietnam is carrying out synchronous measures to implement a project to turn Vietnam into a strong nation in information technology-communications. The project aims to develop IT production, including software, digital content and hardware, said the minister, adding that the signing of the MoU is a move to implement the task.

Q-Mobile sets ambitious 2011 target

Nokia, the world’s biggest cellphone maker, now leads the Vietnamese market with a share of between between 48 and 52 percent. ABTel’s brand Q-Mobile accounts for 20 percent, compared to 14 percent in 2009.

Vietnam produces biodegradable polymer products

Researchers from the institute used laminated biodegradable polymer sheets to cover millions of square metres of groundnuts, maize, orange and cotton trees at farms in the northern provinces of Hoa Binh and Thai Nguyen and the central province of Ninh Thuan. They are also used as wrappings for seedlings’ roots and packaging materials.

VOV accomplishes set goals

VOV confirmed its strength in providing political commentary, shaping the public opinion and creating a common agreement in the society. By deploying the power of four kinds of media, VOV accomplished its political mission, while developing the creativeness of its reporters to enhance its information delivery and make it attractive for the listeners.


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