Vietnam promotes 5G technology development nationwide

The Ministry of Information and Communications last year approved the 5G pilot schemes of the three largest domestic mobile network carriers, namely Viettel, VNPT and MobiFone in the four major cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh (HCMC), Da Nang, and Hai Phong. This decision was an effort to promote 5G technology development in Vietnam. This year, more piloting projects for 5G services will be carried out throughout the country.

Trump bans TikTok app in the US

The US President Trump said Friday that he plans to ban Chinese video app TikTok as soon as Saturday, via either executive order or emergency economic powers, according to White House press pool comments.

COVID-19 tracing app, Bluezone, reaches 5 million users

Nearly five million people out of Việt Nam’s 76.8 million smartphone users have downloaded a domestically developed contact-tracing mobile app to identify and alert people who have interacted with COVID-19 patients, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC).