By Zia Askari | TelecomDrive.com in Hanoi, Vietnam
Vietnam ICT COMM 2016, a global exposition of information and communication technology kickstarted in Hanoi on July 20th.
With participation from local as well as regional ICT organizations, this event is enabling a unique platform for organizations to showcase their best in class solutions in the ICT arena.
Whether it is Fiber connectivity or Point to Point Access Points – smart city solutions or smart home enablement initiatives – the event is creating opportunities for different vendors from Vietnam and other regional countries.
The event has seen participation from nearly 200 domestic and foreign organizations showcasing their latest solutions featuring information and communication technology products, telecom and Internet services and applications, as well as games, software, electronics and accessory segments of the industry.
Delivering his speech during the opening ceremony of this event, Deputy Minister of Information and Communication, Government of Vietnam, Phan Tam said that this is a promising start for Vietnam to carry out a programme in order to develop broadband telecommunications infrastructure by 2020.
The country is on its way to create and enable large scale broadband driven infrastructure, which has huge potential to drive education, e-governance, telemedicine etc and provide connectivity to the rural areas of the country as well.
Telecom companies such as Viettel, VNPT, Mobifone are participating in this event and also showcasing their latest offerings for the customers here.
This three day event is also creating a regional platform for organizations to engage with local and foreign organisations while at the same time giving them chance to look for suitable channel partners in the region. This will go a long way towards establish the all important business connect in the region as well as helping the Vietnam based ICT segment to expand into other regions such as India.
Some of the focus areas discussed at the event include, the fast emergence of IoT space, digital transformation for telcos, utilizing e-commerce and enabling smart cities for a better digitally secured future.