City deal to boost IT use
HCM CITY (VNS)— The HCM City People's Committee has chosen the Viettel Group as its IT partner for e-governance, education, healthcare, transport, and chipset technology.
An agreement was signed yesterday between the city Information and Communications Department and Viettel.
Under the agreement, HCM City authorities can take advantage of Viettel's 140,000 km of fibre-optic cable, 50,000 base transceiver stations, the largest 3G network in Viet Nam, three integrated data-base centres, and thousands of telephone operators around the country.
Viettel Group is providing free internet to 30,000 schools around the country, has co-operated with the city's Education and Training Department to implement an education management software for 50 per cent of schools in the city, provided file management system for the Government Office, e-governance system for the northern province of Ha Giang, and online sales system for Vinamilk.
Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Minh Hong, said: "2012 was a tough year for the national economy and impacted the telecom industry, but the industry still achieved good growth."
He also hailed the co-operation between HCM City and Viettel Group. — VNS