The incident of a large-scale MobiFone network failure in some areas of Ho Chi Minh City three days ago, to some extent, caused not only inconvenience but also profit loss to a large number of its subscribers. The network carrier should provide proper compensation for this instead of a mere apology.
Functional agencies lately have warned citizens of criminals impersonating operators of major network carriers to take control of subscribers’ SIM via fake troubleshooting calls, and then illegally sign in bank accounts to steal money.
The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has identified 5G service provision in 2022 via ‘Make-in-Vietnam’ devices as one core mission in its meeting to summarize tasks done this year and directions for 2022. However, due to certain infrastructure limits, the target is just to offer these services to 25 percent of the national population in 2025.
The introduction of the Mobile Money service in Vietnam in the time when the 3G and 4G networks have become so popular in the country raises a question of its possible attractiveness, as people can easily use the Internet for their financial activities. However, it seems the service proves useful for those still owning a basic phone or living in remote areas.
The Ministry of Information and Communications yesterday held a meeting to announce the 10,000-billion-VND support package of telecoms companies to help citizens lessen their financial strain during the combat against Covid-19.
Seeing lucrative opportunities in the digital transformation process, many telecoms enterprises in Vietnam are actively seeking new ways to increase their revenues via introducing 5G-related applications.
As revenues from traditional telecoms services like calls, SMS, and Internet provision are significantly affected due to price competitions, giant telecoms enterprises in Vietnam such as VNPT, Viettel, and MobiFone have decided to turn to digital technologies for more profits.
The approval of the Prime Minister in Decision No.316/QD-TTG on March 9, 2021 to the pilot scheme for the use of telecoms accounts to pay for small-value goods and services (Mobile Money) has attracted much interest of both experts in the fields of banking, finance, telecoms as well as the general public.
Possessing great economic and technological potentials, Vietnamese telecoms businesses must quickly transform themselves into digital technology ones in order to create a strong foundation for the national digital transformation to take place smoothly.
After the successful launch of 5G piloting programs in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) by Vietnam’s three major mobile network providers, namely Viettel, VinaPhone, and MobiFone, there comes the demand for useful 5G-related applications for smart devices. SGGP Newspaper conducted an interview with Deputy Director of the HCMC Department of Information and Communications Le Quoc Cuong about how to answer this need.
The cutting edge 5G technology for mobile networks displays several benefits from super speed, a potential digital ecosystem to a stable platform to run an e-government and smart city. However, in Vietnam, the process to commercialize this lucrative technology still meets various difficulties.
Decree No.91 by the Government about fighting against spam advertising calls, emails, and messages went into effect from October 1, along with the new hotline 5656 of the Vietnam Telecommunications Authority to report spam calls, messages. These synchronous solutions have clearly demonstrated the determination of Vietnam to stop those irritating actions.
The Ministry of Information and Communications last year approved the 5G pilot schemes of the three largest domestic mobile network carriers, namely Viettel, VNPT and MobiFone in the four major cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh (HCMC), Da Nang, and Hai Phong. This decision was an effort to promote 5G technology development in Vietnam. This year, more piloting projects for 5G services will be carried out throughout the country.
The Ministry of Information and Communications has announced that from July 1, all mobile subscribers identified as spam callers are to have outgoing calls (on-net) and incoming calls (off-net) blocked.
The Ministry of Information and Communications has directed that the three leading mobile network providers in Vietnam, namely Viettel, Mobifone, and VinaPhone, apply suitable methods to tackle the issue of illegal pre-activated SIMs in the market at the moment.
Despite successful 5G pilots of major mobile network providers in Vietnam, this innovative technology has not been exploited to the fullest in the country yet. However, with the incident of Covid-19 come several opportunities to make better use of 5G in answering the demands of the community.