Local users are likely to experience slow connection speeds through Monday.
The following is the list of high tech products eligible for development promotion, according to a Decision issued by the PM in 2014.
Experts believe now is the right time for Vietnam to think of developing the Internet of Things (IoT) as a solution to foster socio-economic development, and discuss the use of an open and closed technology platform to ensure sustainable development.
According to the Global Cybersecurity Index Report of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Vietnam ranked 76th out of 196 countries, with the index of 0.324, higher than the average of the world (0.28).
A global information security competition will take place for the first time in Vietnam, announced BKAV, the top local internet security firm and host of the event, on September 23.
The Ministry of Information and Communications and big tech companies in Vietnam are implementing 4G, which is expected to begin in late 2015.
GWI actively collects data from 32 countries by asking Internet users which sites they visited during a period via any device. The survey revealed that the United States has the largest share of Facebook users with 15 per cent, followed by India and China with 13 per cent each. Viet Nam is in the 10th position with 3 per cent.
Under Circular No 20 which takes effect September 1, used machines and equipment will only be allowed to enter Vietnam if they have been used no more than five years and are at least 80 percent brand-new.
The National Department of Science and Technology Information held a conference on May 8 to present International Techmart Vietnam 2012, which is scheduled to take place from September 20-29 in Hanoi under the direction of the Ministry of Science and Technology, ASEAN Committee for Science and Technology, Hanoi People's Committee and Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee.
 The northern province of Ninh Binh announced on August 15 that it has completed a project to provide free wireless internet (wifi) in five locations around the province on a trial basis, to improve public access to the internet.
Vietnam inaugurated its first centre on research and technology transfer of rare earth in the Dan Phuong district of Hanoi on June 16.
  Vietnam ’s second satellite, VINASAT 2, has taken up its position in orbit after successfully being launched two weeks ago.
One of the country's top anti-virus software developers, Bach Khoa Antivirus (BKAV), has launched its free online scanning service that allows individuals and companies to better manage security risks on their websites.
A delegation from the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, headed by President Chau Van Minh, is paying a working visit to Laos from May 21-25, at the invitation of the Lao Ministry of Science and Technology.
Vietnam will send its second satellite into orbit on May 16, said Bui Quoc Viet, director of the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) information centre.
Internet helps increase Vietnam’s GDP Internet contributes 0.9 percent to total Vietnam ’s GDP and 1.6 percent to the country’s total 14.4 percent GDP growth. This is part of a report by McKinsey & Company, which was released in a conference themed, “The effects of the internet on economic development in Vietnam ” held on Apr. 25 in Hanoi .
Teenage pop star Justin Bieber and Ho Vinh Hoang, Founder and CEO of TOSY Robotics present mRobo at the CES.  The brand new entertainment robot was introduced to the public by teenage heart throb Justin Bieber at the TOSY Robotics display booth, the first ever Vietnamese robot firm. The one-of-a-kind gadget is designed like a high quality portable loudspeaker. When the music begins to play, the gadget comes alive and transforms into a full-body dancing robot with his signature moves. The mRobo looks like a teenage boy dressed in white clothes. TOSY Robotics is the only representative of Vietnam at the CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow. This year the event is being held from January 10-13 in Las Vegas. Source: SAigon-gpdaily
1. National fund set up for technology renovations In August, the Prime Minister decided to establish a national fund for technology renovations, with VND1 trillion in chartered capital. As a unit of the Ministry of Science and Technology, the fund aims to finance efforts by organizations, individuals and enterprises to renovate and improve technology.
The SCADA system will connect with five oil-rigs and 17 valve and gas distribution stations across the country.
The winning ideas will be applied to bring practical benefits to the people. Each idea will be supported by a maximum of VND630 million.
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