|Foreign visitors visit Viettel’s lotus-shaped exhibit at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. — Photo courtesy of Viettel|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Viettel was the only Vietnamese company to attend the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain from February 27 through Thursday.
It was the second time the military-run telecom firm attended the world’s biggest telecommunications event. With the message “Technology solutions for smart society”, Viettel brought to the MWC telecom-based apps and gadgets for a smart society that have been successfully implemented by the firm in Việt Nam and abroad.
These included the V-Wallet, e-government and the Distribution Management System. Viettel also introduced solutions that provide protection for mobile users against malicious attacks, overcharges, junk messages, missing devices, or leaked information.
“The participation in MWC 2016 opened many big co-operation opportunities to Viettel,” said Tào Đức Thắng, the group’s deputy general director.
Thắng added that many countries had actively accessed and invited Viettel to join in their telecommunication markets.
“We have an opportunity to enter into the 100 million population market in Africa. If the venture succeeds, Viettel will have a big customer-base worldwide.”
Viettel is currently serving 100 million customers, including 35 million abroad in 11 markets. It has also launched 4G in five markets to develop intelligent applications to customers.
It is among the world’s top 30 telecoms companies in terms of number of customers. MWC has drawn participation of 85 leading companies in the telecommunication industry. — VNS