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The telecommunications industry needs to find a new way of doing things


On the afternoon of July 26, in Hanoi, a conference to review the work of the first 6 months of the year and implement the direction and tasks for the last 6 months of 2022 of the telecommunications units (Ministry of Information & Communications – TT & TT) took place. .

Make in Vietnam value in ICT industry reaches 19.4 billion USD

According to Ms. To Thi Thu Huong – Deputy Director of the IT Department (Ministry of Information and Communications), in the first 6 months of this year, Vietnam’s IT industry revenue is estimated at 72.5 billion USD, up 17.8% compared to the same period last year. period. Hardware and electronics export turnover was estimated at 57 billion USD, up 16.4% over the same period. In which, computer exports were estimated at $29.1 billion, up 21.8% and telephone exports were estimated at $27.9 billion, up 11.2% over the same period.

The proportion of Make in Vietnam value in the revenue structure of the IT industry has increased in recent years. Photo: Hoang Ha

Estimates of the IT Department show that the ratio of Make in Vietnam value in the revenue structure of the IT industry is currently 26.72% with an estimated value of about 19.4 billion USD. Notably, revenue from the IT industry now has the highest growth among economic groups, more than twice the GDP growth in the first 6 months (7.72%).

One of the achievements of Vietnam’s IT industry in the first 6 months of the year is the research and development of 5G equipment. By July 2022, the research has achieved some positive results in terms of network service quality and equipment quality criteria, basically meeting the issued national technical regulations.

Ms. To Thi Thu Huong – Deputy Director in charge of IT Department. Photo: Hoang Ha

Viettel’s gNodeB Macro 8T8R device has ensured hardware quality and conforms to the Ministry’s standards and 3GPP 38,104 for 5G devices operating on the 2.6GHz band, which can be compatible with other vendors’ core devices. This product is currently being completed and tested with advanced features such as MIMO uplink, option 3x, beamforming… and is expected to be completed in Q3/2022.

Sharing about the development situation in the field of Radio Frequency (TSV), Mr. Le Thai Hoa – Deputy Director of the Department of Radio and Television Engineering (Ministry of Information and Communications) said that the unit has taken a number of steps to move towards the competition. price band 2,300 – 2,400 MHz in the last 6 months of the year. Simultaneously, the Department submitted to the Ministry the plan to auction the 2.6GHz and 3.5GHz bands.

Mr. Le Thai Hoa – Deputy Director of the Department of Radio and Television Engineering. Photo: Hoang Ha

Internet speed in Vietnam is higher than the world average

According to Mr. Nguyen Phong Nha – Deputy Director in charge of the Department of Telecommunications (Ministry of Information and Communications), Vietnam currently has 82 mobile broadband subscribers and 21 fixed broadband subscribers per 100 people.

According to the Department of Telecommunications, after the pandemic, the growth rate of mobile broadband subscribers in Vietnam has increased sharply (reaching 19% per year), ranking 69th out of 144 countries. Vietnam currently has a fixed broadband subscription growth rate of about 13%/year, ranking 60/144 countries.

The percentage of households using fiber optic cable increased by 9% over the same period in 2021 and is currently about 71%. After 6 months of implementation, the number of Mobile Money subscribers in Vietnam is now more than 1.7 million, up 4 times compared to the first month of implementation.

Mr. Nguyen Phong Nha – Deputy Director in charge of Telecommunications Department. Photo: Hoang Ha

Follow Speedtest, fixed broadband download speed in Vietnam currently reaches 73.5 Mbps, up 23% over the same period last year and is currently higher than the world average (ranked 44th). Mobile broadband download speed in Vietnam currently reaches 31.6 Mbps.

As of June 2022, telecommunications businesses have covered 1,857/2212 villages with low waves, giving priority to deploying coverage in remote areas and areas with special difficulties. It is expected that the remaining depressions will be covered in July 2022.

Statistics of the Department of Telecommunications also show that the number of subscribers using only 2G in Vietnam is decreasing, but still accounts for a relatively high rate (about 20%). The number of 2G subscribers in Vietnam is expected to gradually decrease until the nationwide 2G network is officially turned off in 2024.

Vietnam will launch an auction of domain names “.vn”

Speaking at this conference, Mr. Nguyen Hong Thang – Director of Vietnam Internet Center (VNNIC – Ministry of Information and Communications) said that the rate of IPv6 usage in Vietnam reached 50%. Vietnam ranks 2nd in the ASEAN region and 10th in the world in terms of IPv6 deployment.

In order to measure the amount of Internet in the country, regardless of foreign enterprises, VNNIC has developed an Internet quality measurement application called i-SPEED.

Mr. Nguyen Hong Thang – Director of Vietnam Internet Center. Photo: Hoang Ha

Mr. Thang said, to promote people to use i-SPEED, the unit has deployed messaging to smartphone subscribers. As a result, the i-SPEED app now has over 500,000 installs, a 2x increase. The i-SPEED test application has also been upgraded to version 2.0 on mobile.

Currently, Vietnam has more than 550,000 domain names “.vn”, an increase of 1.5% compared to 2021. VNNIC is planning to launch an auction of “.vn” domain names.

In the first 6 months of the year, the Vietnam Internet Center has carried out a concentrated scan to handle domain names showing signs of violations in e-commerce, banking, etc. This month, VNNIC will put into operation the regulation. automatic monitoring, detection, prevention and early handling of violations.

Smooth service for people, government, businesses

Reporting at the Preliminary Conference, Mr. Tran Duy Ninh – Director of the Central Post Office Department (Ministry of Information and Communications) said that in the first 6 months of 2022, the unit has ensured smooth and safe communication for service. leaders and agencies of the Party and State. The systems operate stably, safely, with quality, nationwide, through 4 levels of government.

The output of video conferencing services implemented by the Central Post Office in the first half of 2022 reached 187 sessions. Output of postal services KT1 in the first 6 months of 2022 reached 578,828 postal items (an increase of about 6.4% compared to the same period in 2021).

Mr. Tran Duy Ninh – Director of the Central Post Office Department. Photo: Hoang Ha

With the Vietnam Public Utilities Telecommunication Service Fund (Ministry of Information and Communications), according to a representative of this Fund, one of the outstanding tasks that this unit has performed in the first 6 months of this year is to develop a procurement plan. tablets according to the program “Waves and computers for children”. This is a program implemented with the aim of supporting students with online learning conditions.

Mr. Nguyen Duc Thong – Deputy Director of Vietnam Public Utilities Telecommunication Service Fund. Photo: Hoang Ha

According to a representative of the Management Board of Public-Utility Telecommunications Service Programs (Ministry of Information and Communications), in the past time, this unit has ensured the continuous provision of public-utility telecommunications services to beneficiaries in order to ensure stable benefits for people and businesses. Among them, there are 8 projects to support digital TV receivers.

Mr. Le Doan Danh – Deputy Director in charge of the Management Board of the public utility telecommunications service program. Photo: Hoang Ha

In the first time living with the telecommunications sector, Mr. Pham Anh Tuan – Editor-in-Chief of VietNamNet newspaper said, this is a change of the newspaper compared to only working with the press department of the Ministry of Information and Communications as before. The orientation of VietNamNet Newspaper is to promote digital transformation and develop into a technology company.

In the coming time, VietNamNet Newspaper will promote the implementation of the policy of all-people journalism, and at the same time focus on highlighting digital transformation activities across all areas of social life. In addition, VietNamNet will apply new technologies to journalism.

Mr. Pham Anh Tuan – Editor-in-Chief of VietnamNet Newspaper. Photo: Hoang Ha

Digital infrastructure must be one step ahead to serve the digital economy

Speaking at the conference, Deputy Minister Pham Duc Long said that units in the telecommunications sector must lead the development of digital infrastructure to turn it into a driving force for economic development.

To do that, units in the telecommunications sector must set specific goals and targets and stick to them to develop digital infrastructure. This is the basic infrastructure of the digital economy.

Deputy Minister Pham Duc Long delivered a speech to direct the Conference to review the work of the first 6 months of the year, implement the direction and tasks for the last 6 months of 2022 of the telecommunications units (Ministry of Information and Communications). Photo: Hoang Ha

“The digital technology industry is not only the development of 60,000 businesses in the industry, but it will also affect the entire economy. The digital economy is ultimately the convergence of the digital technology industry with all In order to promote the digital economy, first of all, we must support and promote the development of digital technology enterprises,” said Deputy Minister Pham Duc Long.

Referring to the story of Korea, Deputy Minister Pham Duc Long said that Korea’s development today has a significant contribution of a law on convergence between the IT industry and other fields. software, content industry, hardware industry.

Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Pham Duc Long. Photo: Hoang Ha

In the above story, Korean businesses have been protected by law to develop new business models within the scope of a controlled trial (sandbox). This example shows the important role of institutions.

The Deputy Minister encouraged units in the telecommunications sector to think boldly and promote the intelligence of employees in the unit to see if there is a newer way to do things in their field. It is necessary to step away from traditional thinking and turn the past into a foundation to take new steps. Only then can the telecommunications sector in particular and the country in general develop.

Trong Dat

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