Communications

Communications policy and administration

5G licence auction faces delay due to technicalities

The planned fifth generation (5G) licence auction on the 2600-megahertz spectrum is likely to be put off to 2018 due to a lack of well-designed frequency valuation principles and the transition to a new telecom regulatory body. The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) initially ...

Ministry mulls greater security for ICT sector

The Information and Technology Department under the Ministry of Science and Technology in cooperation with the AEK Group Co., Ltd. is studying the management of information and communications technology (ICT) using the CA-PKI security system. A seminar on information security using the CA-PKI system took ...

Industry development level low

Nguyen Chi Sang, director general of the National Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering, speaks to Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) about the need for workable policies. How do you assess our industrial development, particularly in engineering? Looking back at the development ...

Confident iflix aims high in Myanmar

Given that iflix has received more than 11,000 subscriptions within one week after its launch in Myanmar, the Kuala Lumpur-based streaming service provider is confident that it will be successful in the market as a pioneer, said Adeana Greenlee, iflix’s country manger for Myanmar. Greenlee said in ...

First submarine cable launched

Telcotech, a subsidiary of local internet provider Ezecom, officially launched Cambodia’s first undersea fibre-optic communications cable on March 15 after nearly two years of construction, promising faster, cheaper and more secure internet connectivity. The 1,300-kilometre-long Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand cable connects the three countries to the existing Asia-America ...

Telecom committee turns down TOT’s plan for 4G partnership

TOT’S search for a strategic partner to launch fourth-generation cellular services on its 2.3-gigahertz band hit a snag on February 21 when the telecom committee of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission rejected its revised business plan. Pravit Leesatapornwongsa, a member of the NBTC, said the ...

NBTC moves to regulate over-the-top operators for fairness’ sake

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission broadcasting committee has studied ways to draw up rules to regulate the fast-rising over-the-top segment to expose all content broadcasters to the same equal treatment and regulations. OTT is the delivery of media content such as films or TV programmes ...

Local radio needs to innovate and streamline operations

Domestic radio stations have to seek ways to make their operations more efficient while adapting to competition from new media. These issues were tabled for discussion at a meeting of Lao National Radio held on February 16 to review the past year’s performance concerning programme content, ...

Telecoms giants gear up for 4G

Leading telecom service providers Viettel, MobiFone and VinaPhone are scrambling to put up base transceiver stations and pilot 4G services to be ready to officially offer them this quarter. VinaPhone has been providing 4G services on Phú Quốc Island since November after a year of ...

Authorities to take action against illegal ICT devices

Authorities are set to take action to address illegal and unsafe information and communication technology devices after learning that substandard products have been imported illegally, creating safety concerns. Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Dr Thansamay Kommasith recently issued a Ministerial Decision warning traders to comply ...

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