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SMEs urged to use digital technology

Vietnamese firms, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises, should take advantage of the power of digital technology to boost sales and improve competitiveness, delegates said at a workshop held in HCM City on November 2. Việt Nam has a high growth rate of internet penetration, with ...

Telcotech leads race for undersea cable

Telcotech, a subsidiary of local internet provider Ezecom, announced on October 25 that it is nearing completion of Cambodia’s first submarine fibre-optic cable, which it expects to be operational by early next year. The Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand submarine cable system will connect the three countries directly and link in ...

Laos, Vietnam strengthen cooperation in social science

Four government agencies in Laos and Vietnam have agreed to share their work with the aim of bolstering social science research in their two countries. The four entities agreed to step up exchanges in the field at a ceremony attended by the Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos, ...

Four reasons why Asia is a prime target for cybercriminals

From attacks on Ukrainian power grids to central bank heists in Bangladesh and the leak of stolen information from the Democratic National Committee in the U.S., cybersecurity threats have escalated massively in recent years. Governments, companies and individuals are equally susceptible all over the world, but ...

Lao, Vietnamese journalists' associations agree to strengthen ties

The Lao Journalists’ Association and Vietnam Journalists’ Association on October 17 agreed to tighten their cooperation through more discussions and training sessions. The two sides agreed to boost ties during a visit by a Lao delegation in which 11 members of the LJA, led by its ...

Ministry bans telecom operators from ramping up competition

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has prohibited telecom operators from engaging in unreasonably strong competition to ensure proper management and productive competition in the industry. Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Mr Thansamay Kommasith issued a Ministerial Decision recently that prohibits companies from providing free telephones, ...

Laos, Vietnam further cooperation for ICT development

The Lao Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and the Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam have reached cooperation agreements in relation to the development of telecommunications and information communication technology. A signing ceremony in relation to the cooperation agreements took place in Vientiane on September ...

MDE replaces ICT Ministry

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society will be officially established on September 16, replacing the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. The MDE is being set up as part of the government’s “Thailand 4.0” policy. The Royal Gazette announced on September 15 that the MDE would become ...

Alibaba’s presence in ASEAN region will help integrate China, SE Asia markets

Following Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group’s recent announcement of boosting investment and its presence in the market of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, a question comes to mind – can China and Southeast Asian countries integrate each other’s huge consumer markets via e-commerce platform? The ...

State-owned telecom slashes landline fees as users go mobile

Burma’s state-owned Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) on 15 July halved the price of landline phone installation after years of wringing the country’s monopolized communications market. The fixed phone rate has been pinned at a staggering 650,000 kyat (US$565) rate for more than a decade. Twenty years ...

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