MobiFone to recall 200,000 idle SIM cards
(Mar 08, 2014)
Viet Nam's oldest mobile network operator, MobiFone, will recall nearly
200,000 SIM cards that were issued and allocated to dealers, but were
not activated for the past two years.
The Gold Long John International Company Ltd, the first company sued for software piracy in Viet Nam, must pay more than VND1 billion (US$45,000) in compensation to Microsoft Viet Nam and Lac Viet Company, under a settlement agreed to by all parties.
The United States-based Microsoft Corporation will continue to support
information technology in four major fields for the Ministry of
Information and Communications (MIC) in the near future.
Viet Nam remains among the countries most vulnerable to internet attacks, with 40 per cent of websites containing security loopholes, according to the countrys top internet security firm, BKAV.
The FPT Trading Company Limited (FTG), a member firm of the FPT
Corporation, will deliver basic technology solutions of SAP Southeast
Asia and Japan in Viet Nam.
The Ministry of Information and Telecommunications has released a new
circular, which decrees that any IT projects funded by the state budget,
must buy local products first.
The HCM City Department of Information and Communication and the HCM
City Computer Association (HCA) on Friday signed a co-operation
agreement, intended to boost the development of the city's information
and communication technology sector.
The Vietnam Internet Network Information Centre (VNNIC), under the
Ministry of Information and Communications, will increase its Internet
resource management for Can Tho this year.
Viet Nam has the third highest number of mobile phone users who have been attacked with malware, at 3.96 per cent.
Major mobile network operator MobiFone will separate from the
State-owned Viet Nam Posts and Telecommunications (VNPT). Nguyen Trung Chinh, general director of CMC Joint Stock Corporation, shared his opinions on the plan with the online newspaper Tri Thuc Tre.
The city of Ha Noi has decided to invest VND30 billion, or $1.4 million,
to improve the infrastructure of its Cau Giay Centralised Information