|OTT service, such as the US's Viber, will be managed in the next coming time to ensure national information security and not impact benefits of telecom providers. — Photo vietnamplus
HA NOI (VNS)— Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son asked the ministry's National Institute of Information and Communications (NIIC) to conduct research and suggest solutions to manage over-the-top (OTT) services.
The internet-based OTT service, which offers mobile phone users free phone calls and text messages, runs on the telecommunications infrastructure of local companies, affecting both telecom quality and information security.
The minister asked the institute to provide proposals on OTT management, without affecting the service, to meet consumer demands. He added that solutions should ensure national information security and not impact the benefits of telecom providers.
Speaking at the meeting, NIIC director Le Xuan Lan said that in 2013 the institute completed important projects, such as implementing a plan to broadcast 10 TV channels and four radio channels via internet for overseas Vietnamese.
The institute is also in charge of making restructuring plans for the Viet Nam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) and Viet Nam Television Corporation (VTC) this year.
In 2014, it is expected to develop a communication plan for the sea and islands and formulate a scheme for centralised information technology in Viet Nam until 2020.
The minister said he hoped that the agency will enhance international cooperation for improving information technology within and outside the country to help develop effective forecasts and strategic visions. — VNS