People in cities and provinces throughout Vietnam turned off their power for an hour on the weekend in observance of the global Earth Hour campaign for 2017. People in cities and provinces throughout Vietnam turned off their power for an hour on the weekend in observance of the global Earth Hour campaign for 2017. Simultaneous environmental protection activities occurred on Saturday throughout the country, with the dominant focus a lights-off event. Thousands of locals, students and volunteers gathered in chilly weather in the evening at Cach Mang Thang Tam Square in Hanoi to take part in the lights-off ritual, the main event of the Earth Hour campaign. At 8:30 pm sharp, representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Hanoi People’s Committee, Vietnam Electricity (EVN) and the program’s ambassadors, local singers Ai Phuong and Isaac, simultaneously pressed a button to begin the switch-off ritual. All the lights in city buildings such as the Hanoi Opera … [Read more...] about Vietnam switches off during Earth Hour
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Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - The capital city's People's Committee has launched a campaign to support Earth Hour this year which will be held at 20:30 - 21:30 on March 25. The Earth Hour Campaign 2017, raising public awareness of climate change adaptation and energy saving, and themed "Lights off to turn on the future", will encourage local residents to turn off unnecessary electrical devices for an hour. A switching-off ceremony is scheduled to take place at August Revolutionary Square, according to the committee. The city will also work with the Ministry of Industry and Trade to organise activities such as cycling, running and other competitions based around environmental protection and energy saving. Organisations and individuals from all areas including schools, businesses and residential households are encouraged to take part in the campaign. The committee said Hà Nội will mobilise volunteers to hand out posters and leaflets about the event at shopping malls, markets, government … [Read more...] about Hà Nội to switch off for Earth Hour 2017
Vietnam News Agency General Director Tran Mai Huong launches the agency’s e-newspaper, Vietnam Plus, Viet Nam’s first ever multi-language telecom service enabling mobile phone users to read newspapers in languages of their choice. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tung HA NOI — Vietnam Plus (Vietnam+), an e-newspaper of the Vietnam News Agency, officially launched Viet Nam’s first multi-language telecom service enabling mobile phone users to read newspapers in various languages of their preferred choice yesterday. This is a modern solution to deliver the latest news via text in four languages-Vietnamese, English, French and Spanish in a fast and reliable manner to millions of mobile phone subscribers inside and outside of the country, VNA general director Tran Mai Huong said. It also established a move in line with the country’s national roadmap for digital content development. “The service is particularly useful for those living in rural remote areas and … [Read more...] about News agency kicks off mobile service
VietNamNet Bridge - Some mobile network operators have proposed to take back 2G network frequency to pave the way for the development of 4G network. However, some analyst say it is still too early. The Vietnam Automobile Transport Association has sent a dispatch to the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC), asking to set up a roadmap for the 2G frequency switch-off, so that transport enterprises can prepare for it.It is obvious that Vietnam will have to stop 2G, but when to stop remains a controversial question. Ho Chi Dung, technology director of Viettel, the military telecom group, said Viettel has foreseen the tendency and prepared for the roadmap of cutting voice and SMS service fee to zero. related news VinaPhone tests 4G services in Phu Quoc, HCM CityMobile 3G charges in Vietnam are cheap but not goodWhy are 3G service fees in Vietnam cheap?Buu Dien … [Read more...] about When will Vietnam switch off 2G?
The move follows the switch-off in Da Nang, which has been in effect since November 1 last year. Under a government plan on digital conversion, analogue TV transmissions in all of the above five cities should have been ended by December 2015, but the deadline was extended due to technical difficulties and support for poor households to buy set-top boxes. Finally, only Da Nang was chosen to implement the plan while the other cities would have more time for preparations until August 15 this year. According to the Steering Committee on TV Digitalisation, viewers can watch up to 70 digital channels free of charge, with six channels of national broadcaster VTV transmitted in high-definition resolution. Viewers in Hanoi and Hai Phong can watch 45 standard-definition (SD) channels while those in Can Tho and HCMC can tune in to up to 65 SD channels. Vietnam has plans for a full switch-off of analogue television by the end the year, but it is highly unlikely that such deadline will be met. … [Read more...] about Analogue TV signal to be switched off in four major cities on August 15