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Viettel & Microsoft sign cooperation agreement

Released at: 13:58, 19/01/2019

Viettel & Microsoft sign cooperation agreement

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Two to contribute to expanding and promoting digital services throughout Vietnam.

by Ngoc Lan

Viettel and Microsoft signed a cooperation agreement on January 16 in Hanoi promoting the application of IT solutions based on the products and services of both sides, with a framework for agreement during each stage of cooperation.

The two sides agreed to become partners and conduct comprehensive cooperation to contribute to expanding and promoting digital services throughout Vietnam.

As a provider of telecommunications and IT solutions on Vietnam’s largest cloud platform, Viettel currently owns a variety of solutions for customers, including infrastructure services and software services such as Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Multi Cloud, Voffice, Viettel Pay, and others.

With leading technology and financial potential, Microsoft is cooperating with Viettel to provide more service platforms and cloud computing applications to resolve complex and diverse problems of organizations and enterprises as customers increasingly need to use a combination of services.

Specifically, Viettel and its subsidiaries will combine the Microsoft Azure cloud platform through specific services and applications.

Mr. Pham The Truong, General Director of Microsoft Vietnam, said Microsoft expects the cooperation will help transform the economy through the support of the government to enterprises, in particular more than 400,000 businesses connecting the community, education, information security, and smart city development via Viettel. “Viettel will become a partner cooperating in development and success, towards Vietnam’s sustainable development,” he said.

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Nam, Deputy General Director of the Viettel Group, said that with the potential and right capabilities, this cooperation will quickly put each party’s strengths into the products and services of the other, creating products that provide the market with the best, fastest, and most-effective products.

2018 was a successful year for Viettel in expanding its foreign investment in Asia. Mytel, the Viettel brand in Myanmar, has reached nearly 5 million subscribers after just six months of official business, for a market share of more than 10 per cent. Mytel has made Myanmar the fastest growing market of Viettel and its growth is phenomenal in the global telecommunications industry.

Viettel also applied many Industry 4.0 technologies to products and services last year, such as adding Blockchain technology to manage personal health records, applying AI technology to build the software for a vehicle license plate recognition and face recognition system, and applying AI technology to Virtual Assistant products and Chatbot. The technologies brought about efficiencies, realizing Viettel’s strategy in the new development phase of Industry 4.0 and globally.

Viettel also announced a major investment in 5G equipment research and production and is expected to test the technology this year.

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