Vietnam can’t keep up with its own meteoric digital transformation

Vietnam just marked the 23rd year since the country officially became part of the global internet network, with an ‘Internet Day 2020’ on December 16 that explored the country’s digital journey from post-war backwater enclave to one of the fastest-growing digital economies in Southeast Asia (SEA).

The occasion was hosted by the Vietnam Internet Association under the theme of Digital Transformation in Vietnam: From Aspiration to Reality, and explored among other topics the rise of cloud computing, 5G, electronic payments and cashless methods, blockchain tech, freeware and open source software, as well as local ‘made in Vietnam’ technological developments.

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Joe Devanesan