The Vietnamese Government has created a fair, healthy competitive environment for businesses involved in information and communications technology (ICT), affirmed Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Le Nam Thang.
At the first seminar of the Vietnam International Communications Summit (Vietnam Comm 2009) which opened in Hanoi on Nov. 19, Deputy Minister Thang said that Vietnam has developed a modern communications infrastructure which is capable of providing cutting-edge services.
He also said that his ministry is focusing on finalising a strategic scheme to make Vietnam a strong ICT nation before 2020.
At the two-day seminar, domestic and foreign ICT companies exchanged experiences in the transformation of 3G and 4G technology networks and new orientations for ICT development in the coming time.
Nearly 30 local and foreign speakers will discuss upgrading technology and its application in business and daily life, current and future development trends and the management of the communications network during the integration process.
The Ministry of Information and Communications granted licences to Vietnam’s four largest mobile service providers – Vinaphone, Mobifone, Viettel and EVN-HT Mobile to provide 3G technology services this year.
Vietnam is striving to develop e-government in 2015 as well as build a broadband network to meet the demand of Internet subscribers and convert the entire television and radio broadcast system to digital technology—this with the aim of becoming one of the 10 most attractive nations in the world in terms of software technology by 2020./.