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Viettel to Require New SIMs for 4G Service

Starting in October of this year, Viettel will offer its users the option of 4G coverage, reports Zing.

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Vietnam Breaks Ground on First Solar Power Plant

Quang Ngai officials broke ground on the construction of Vietnam's first solar power plant this Saturday. The facility, which is expected to be operational by mid-2016, will cover 24 hectares and come...

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Apple, Inc. Plans to Open Subsidiary in Vietnam

Apple seems to have set its sights on the Vietnamese market with reports that the company is gearing up to open a subsidiary in Vietnam.

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[Video] Dirtbiker Glides On Water, Surfs Waves With Custom Bike

When roads across Vietnam transform into rivers during the rainy season, water floods the engines of motorbikes, rendering them useless in the face of the murky currents. At some point, each of these ...

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Viber Closes Its Vietnam Office Due To Poor Performance: Insiders

Viber, maker of the instant messaging and Voice over IP (VoIP) app of the same name, announced that it has closed its Vietnam office and moved its operations to the Philippines.

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Apple Music Launches in Vietnam at Absurdly Low Price

Vietnamese users can now enjoy Apple’s new streaming music service at a significantly lower price compared to the U.S., poising it to steal business away from both Spotify and Vietnamese web-based mus...

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Bphones Recalled Less Than 2 Weeks After Delivery

Two weeks following the release of the Bphone, dubbed “the best smartphone in the world,” by its maker, the company has announced that the handsets are being recalled for a software update and camera ...

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[Video] Vietnam Young Spikes Call For Registration

The Vietnam Young Spikes Competition is the pre-selection competition for teams of young professionals to represent Vietnam and compete at a regional level, at Spikes Asia - the most prestigious Festi...

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Ministry Proposes 50 Text Daily Cap To Combat SMS Spam

In an effort to combat the scourge of spam texts, the Ministry of Information and Communications is considering limiting mobile phone users to 50 texts per day.

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Don't Blame Sharks For AAG Breaks: Experts

While the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) cable is back up and running, we’re only one shark bite away from being cast back into the internet Dark Ages. Or are we?

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Meet The Winners Of Vietnam Young Spikes 2014

Why did you apply for VYS 2014? Chuong: I am very new to the industry and would like to see what it would be like to have the freedom to do creative work instead of following the process and dealing ...

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Vietnamese Farmers Build Solar-Powered Boat

Four farmers in the Mekong Delta have successfully produced a solar-powered boat that can reach speeds of 20kph.

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Vietnam to Get 3 New Internet Cables

Following constant ruptures to the Asia-America Gateway (AAG), Vietnamese telecommunication firms and government agencies are planning to build three new cables to ensure that the country's internet u...

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Vietnamese Tech Firm Unleashes 'the Best Smartphone in the World'

Vietnamese tech company, Bkav has unveiled the Bphone, a smartphone that the firm’s CEO has ambitiously dubbed “the best smartphone in the world.”

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[Photos] Inside Vietnam's Only Nuclear Reactor

Vietnam has operated a nuclear reactor on-and-off since 1963 when the Americans helped create the Da lat Nuclear Research Institute. There, a General Atomics-built TRIGA-Mark II reactor was installed ...

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Vietnam’s Internet Speeds Ranked 99th Globally In New Report

The latest “State of the Internet” quarterly report found that while Vietnam ranks toward the back of the pack when it comes to internet speeds, things are looking up.

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US$40m Earmarked For Saigon’s Silicon Valley

Looking to capitalize on Vietnam’s growing tech industry, a group of investors has been granted a license to develop "Saigon Silicon City," a project modeled after the Bay Area’s Silicon Valley.

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Vietnam’s Mobile Internet Speeds 2nd Slowest in the World

According to a recent survey by global bandwidth testing company Ookla, Vietnam's 3G speeds are some of the worst on Earth.

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Vietnam’s Undersea Internet Cable Cut Yet Again

Vietnam’s notoriously fragile section of the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) cable has snapped once again in what is becoming a regular event.

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AT&T Looks To Expand Into Vietnamese Market

American telecommunications giant AT&T is looking to expand its services into Vietnam, but not in the way that you might expect.