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Việt Nam, Laos news agencies agree on stronger coordination

Leaders of the Vietnam News Agency and the Laos News Agency have agreed to improve the quality of their news exchange, aiming to more vigorously communicate the two nations’ special bond, especially as the two countries celebrate the 55th anniversary of their relations in 2017. ...

Internet, phone lines down in Muse after bomb blast hits cable

Local internet and phone connections were disrupted in the town of Muse yesterday after an explosion rocked the Swonlon Bridge in Muse township. U Zaw Min, Muse district administrator, said internet connections were severed entirely, while phone calls were not transmitting audio. An acquaintance was able ...

Oudomxay radio, television transmitters officially opened

New radio and television transmission stations built in Xay district, Oudomxay province, and funded by the government of Vietnam, officially began transmitting on November 30. Construction of the facilities cost more than 38.7 billion kip, funded by grant assistance from Vietnam. Work on the project ...

Vietnam provides radio, television stations for Oudomxay

Vietnam Television has provided new radio and television transmission stations for Xay district, Oudomxay province, which will become operational today following a handover ceremony in Vientiane on November 29.​ A document to hand over the two stations was signed by Laos’ Minister of Information, Culture ...

Viettel on course to achieve overseas sales target of $1.5b

Viettel Group’s is likely to achieve its ex-Việt Nam revenue target of US$1.5 billion this year, thanks to a sudden spurt in sales in some of its new markets. Laos and Cambodia are considered the two best and steadiest international markets for Viettel. Unitel, Viettel’s Lao ...

Creativity vital to progress of society, economy: Adobe study

Adobe Systems, a US-based multinational computer-software company, sees strong growth in use of its Creative Cloud product in Asia-Pacific countries because the number of subscribers outside the United States grew almost 50 per cent as of end of the third quarter. The 46-per-cent year-on-year subscription ...

Better aim for online marketing

Engaging online content and more targeted social media outreach are major keys for commercial success in Cambodia, whose youthful population has been identified as the world’s most receptive to social media advertising and content, a market researcher said on November 3. Eelco Dijkhuizen, general manager ...

Spectrum licences up for grabs

The government announced on November 2 that it will hold its first public auction for 4G spectrum frequencies, with two licences up for bid on frequencies reassigned after their original licence-holders failed to utilise them. The two licences cover the 800 MHz and 2600 MHz band ...

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 ...

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