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Viettel a winner at Telecom Asia Awards 2019

Released at: 14:13, 24/05/2019

Viettel a winner at Telecom Asia Awards 2019

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Smart city solution one of many Viettel prize-winners at annual awards.

by Ngoc Lan

A smart city solution developed by Viettel through its “Smart Management Center in Thua Thien Hue province” project has won a prize in the “Most Innovative Smart Cities Project” category at the Telecom Asia Awards 2019.

The project was implemented and put into operation in 2018, with Viettel following the specific requirements and characteristics of the province.

The Organizing Board highly appreciated the intelligence and appropriateness of the project to Thua Thien Hue, improving the experience of people and tourists while still preserving the ancient features of the cultural and historical center of the country.

The solutions in the Smart Management Center have been put into operation by Viettel in three provinces: Thua Thien Hue, Phu Tho, and Thanh Hoa. All are specifically designed to suit the characteristics and needs of each province to improve the quality of management, administration, transportation, public security, and emergency response, as well as safety, information security, and data analysis.

Meanwhile, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Nam, former CEO of Mytel (Viettel’s brand in Myanmar) in 2017 and 2018, who is now working as Deputy Managing Director of the Viettel Group, was recognized as “CEO of the Year” at the Awards, the first Vietnamese CEO to be so honored.

During his time with Mytel, the company continually set records in customer numbers. After just eleven months in operation, it had nearly 6 million customers, for a market share of nearly 15 per cent, and moved from the fourth-largest network provider in Myanmar to the third-largest. Mytel has 4G network quality rated the best in the country. On June 9, a year after opening, it will provide e-wallet products with full features to the market and aims to make a profit in 2019.

Viettel Media’s Keeng Movies was also named one of the four most innovative video services in Asia, while Viettel Pay was named one of the four most-innovative mobile payment services in Asia.

The Telecom Asia Awards have been held annually since 1997 and are Asia’s oldest telecoms awards. With the theme “Redefining connectivity standards in the digital economy”, the Telecom Asia Awards 2019 honored businesses and individuals who offered the most innovative telecommunications solutions. Receiving these awards helps Vietnam in general and Viettel in particular affirm its intelligence in the international market.

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