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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The domestic telecommunications market is gradually saturated, forcing telecommunications companies to concentrate on more promising aspects to further develop themselves. Keeping up with the global trend, many telecom firms in Vietnam lately have focused on digital content and services, especially those run on the 5G platform.
The pilot of 5G technology is planned to be carried out in 2019 in Vietnam as instructed by the Ministry of Information and Communications so that in 2020, the country will become one of the first in the world to formally offer this service. This is one important task to boost the digital economy growth in Vietnam.
The Vietnam Telecommunications Authority (VNTA) has just finished updating the latest data of the mobile number portability process (MNP) after 4 months launching. As expected, this process has led to a fierce battle among mobile network carriers in Vietnam.
Along with 24 countries in the world, in Vietnam, Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group (Viettel) and VinaPhone (a subsidiary of Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group) officially provide eSIM (embedded SIM) for their customers.
In order to ensure the smooth network connection in the peak season of Lunar New Year holiday, all major Vietnamese mobile network providers such as Viettel, MobiFone, and VinaPhone have applied a series of necessary technical solutions.
Thee major telecom network providers - Viettel, VinaPhone and MobiFone - started testing mobile number portability (MNP) on Thursday, which allows subscribers to keep existing mobile number when switching networks.