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The ASEAN Digital Economy (& Enterprise Innovators Within)

Since its founding in 1967, ASEAN's share of global gross domestic product has almost doubled from 3.3% to 6.2% last year. The region has become the world's sixth largest economy with a combined GDP of US$2.55 trillion.


By Sue Yuin Ho | November 9th, 2017

Vietnam

The Smart City Ambition of Vietnamese Cities

Earlier this August, Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP) signed a deal with Trilliant to deploy Southeast Asia's first smart city project, five months after completion of AMI smart communications network at SHTP, a pilot project driven by electric utility company EVN...


By Sue Yuin Ho | November 3rd, 2017

Vietnam

Vietnam and its smart city craze

Last year, when we conducted our first Asia IoT Business Platform in Vietnam in Hanoi, we saw great interest among participants, especially in the smart cities space. Back then, we featured local speakers and panelists that represented some cities which are emerging with their own smart city initiatives..


By Abdullah Zaidani | September 21st, 2017

Vietnam

Investing in ICT and IoT in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Part 1: Saigon Hi-Tech Park

We had the opportunity to visit Ho Chi Minh City last week to meet up with some of the key stakeholders in the country’s IoT ecosystem - one of which we have the honour to be working with for this year’s 19th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform: Saigon Hi-Tech Park.


By Nguyen Dinh Viet Anh | September 4th, 2017

ASEAN

50 Years of ASEAN: Ushering a New Digital Era

A region with 630 million people and a combined GDP of US$2.5 trillion; ASEAN has accelerated in economic growth and social progress since its founding in 1967.

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore founded the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 50 years ago with the goal of facilitating economic and political collaboration among its members. The initiative, which includes a free trade agreement that enabled great intra-regional trade, has propelled ASEAN to be the world’s sixth-largest economy in the world.


By Abdullah Zaidani | August 31st, 2017

Vietnam

Opportunities for foreign investors in growing Vietnamese ICT market

ICT has always been an important driver of the Southeast Asian economy. A market study by International Data Corporation (IDC) on Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Philippines, forecasted the Southeast Asia’s ICT industry to be worth US$48 billion by 2019 and will be the key enabler of economic development. 


By Valencia Elvina Wijaya | August 23rd, 2017

Indonesia | Vietnam

The missing piece of smart cities

Smart cities continue to be a hot topic at this year’s Asia IoT Business Platform 2016 Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. Graced by the presence of Ministry officials and city mayors, presentations and discussions on IoT technologies related to smart cities raise much interest in the conference participants. Interestingly, while technologies were extensively discussed, so was another aspect sometimes overlooked - engaging and educating smart citizens.


By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | May 2nd, 2017

Vietnam

The Society in IoT – The Impact of IoT on ASEAN

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Looking beyond the business and technology, it is important to realise that communities in the region are to benefit most from the increased adoption and implementation of IoT.


By Abdullah Zaidani | May 1st, 2017

Singapore

ASEAN Smart Cities Part II

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You thought that Singapore is the only country that is capable of harnessing technology to create a sophisticated and smart city? In my previous article, we have seen some great initiatives in Malaysia (Cyberjaya) and Indonesia (Jakarta Smart City Lounge). ASEAN remains to be ambitious in realizing its smart cities. Here, we look at the smart city initiatives in Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.


By Abdullah Zaidani | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

The Central city of Da Nang should be a world-class smart city: PM

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Da Nang — The central city of Da Nang should develop as a unique smart city and a competitive global center of tourism and services, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of Da Nang’s autonomous status directly under the central government.


By Admin | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

Vietnam’s IoT market: 3 takeaways from Hanoi

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We recently concluded our 11th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform two weeks ago in Hanoi, Vietnam. While it was also our last programme for 2016, it was our first programme in Vietnam to explore the country's IoT market. Over two days, we saw different IoT stakeholders ranging from government bodies, telecommunications companies, IoT solutions providers, and enterprises convening and engaging in vibrant and interesting discussions on all things IoT.


By Abdullah Zaidani | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

Vietnam – Highway to Industry 4.0

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In one of our previous insights (What does Automation Mean for Manufacturing in Vietnam?), we discussed Vietnam’s position as a manufacturing powerhouse and how the country is emerging as a low-cost hub for manufacturers around the world. In this article, we look further into the booming domestic sector and the opportunities to be tapped by solution providers of disruptive technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data.


By Abdullah Zaidani | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

Vietnamese smart cities

We are excited to welcome the Department of Information and Communications from Ha Noi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Duong and Hai Phong to our upcoming Asia IoT Business Platform, taking place on the 29-30 November in Hanoi, Vietnam. As they will be sharing their experience and future direction with regards to the respective smart city projects at the panel, here is a quick update to catch you up on the latest happenings in the soon-to-be smart cities in Vietnam.


By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

The Search for IoT Platforms in Vietnam

On my last trip to Ho Chi Minh City to speak to local vendors, I saw a (personally) surprising leap in the IoT space that I did not expect from the local companies. Most have either deployed, tested or looked into different IoT solutions, especially in the Agriculture, Smart Homes, and Banking sectors. Yet a topic that always comes up is the search for suitable IoT Platforms for their portfolio of products.


By Admin | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

Internet of Things and Flood Disaster Prevention in Vietnam: What is essential?

Flooding is an issue that has been plaguing Vietnam for years, with the recent ones that inundated the provinces of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh in central Vietnam being severely devastating. Despite being a longstanding issue in the country with billions of Vietnamese dongs spent to ease flooding situations in the country’s provinces and cities, the problem persists. Clearly, more substantial flood mitigation projects should be put in place.


By Abdullah Zaidani | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

What does automation mean for manufacturing in Vietnam?

Vietnam is becoming a manufacturing powerhouse. It is emerging as a low-cost hub for manufacturers who face increasing labour costs from neighbouring China and Thailand, with the likes of Intel and Siemens investing billions of dollars into factories around the country. Samsung recently announced its plan to increase direct investment in Vietnam to USD 20 billions in 2017.


By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

IoT in Vietnam - the Telcos' Perspective

As we launch first ever IoT-focused conference in Vietnam, here are some of the conversation snippets we had with the local telcos on the current IoT development:


By Admin | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

Vietnam Airports Hacked: Lack of Cybersecurity a No-Fly

Last Friday, a group of hackers in China allegedly took down the announcement systems in major airports in Vietnam, including Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport and Ho Chi Minh’s Tan Son Nhat Airport - the two biggest in the country. The screens and speakers at the airports then started broadcasting messages insulting Vietnam and the Philippines, claiming China’s sovereignty over the so-called “nine-dash line”.


By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

'Pho' a connected future: Internet of Things heats up in Vietnam

One of the fastest-growing economies in the world, Vietnam has been rapidly growing its IT sector to pursue the aim of becoming an industrial country by 2020. The recent Vietnam ICT Comm 2016 in Hanoi witnessed strong interest particularly in the IoT sector, with thousands of people trying out IoT products and attending a presentation about IoT by Mr. Hoang Viet Tien.


By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

First Internet-of-Things (IoT) lab launched in Vietnam

On 7 July 2016, Hoa Lac IoT Lab - the first IoT lab in Vietnam - was officially launched at Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park, a science city located in the outskirts of Hanoi. Attended by Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Pham Dai Duong, the lab aims to support technology startups focusing on IoT to build applications and solutions in Vietnam.


By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | May 1st, 2017

Indonesia | Vietnam

Smart Cities in Southeast Asia: Beyond Singapore

It's no surprise that Singapore is often in the limelight with regards to Smart Cities development in the Southeast Asia: with 100% urban population, strong ICT infrastructure and the highest smartphone penetration in the world, the government has successfully launched more than a dozen smart city projects as part of its Smart Nation Program.


By Yue Yeng Fong | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

Smart Agriculture: Vietnam's Untapped Potential

“Smart agriculture” is still a relatively unknown concept in the Vietnamese rural areas. One application of smart agriculture is called “precision agriculture”, whereby most modern means of technology is used to optimise the yield per unit of farming land, thus achieve best quality, quantity and financial return.


By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

The Smart Cities Race in Vietnam

ETN Singapore just announced its collaboration with the Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Committee to provide free public WiFi for the city with Altai’s Super WiFi Solution. The project aims to blanket HCMC’s District 1 with free WiFi in a few weeks’ time. HCMC hopes that this will boost tourism, local economy, and bring the city one step closer to becoming a “smart city”.


By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | May 1st, 2017