On December 5, the 18th ASEAN Telecommunications and IT Ministers Meeting (TELMIN) opened in Bali, Indonesia. Attending the event were Ministers from 10 ASEAN member countries and Dialogue Ministers from China, Japan, Korea, India, USA and Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The Vietnamese delegation was led by Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung and representatives of some organizations and major ICT companies attended the event.
Adopting significant technological advances, the 5G network, which aims to improve connection speed, reduce latency and raise the number of devices connected at the same time, is expected to be a powerful boost for digital economy. In that sense, some policymakers believe Vietnam will be one of the first countries to implement 5G in 2020.
In the 21st year since it officially commenced in 1997, Vietnam’s Internet continues by setting a new target for the nation, that is to build a digital ecosystem with digital platform products developed by the Vietnamese.
On December 5, in Hanoi, Deputy Minister Phan Tam met and worked with the delegation of the US Ministry of Commerce headed by Deputy Minister Ian Steff.