Vietnamese ICT industry sets ambitious targets for second half after big gains in first half

With positive results in the first half of 2021, the Vietnamese ICT industry is setting itself major tasks for the coming months, with digital transformation being a priority objective.

Information and Communications Minister Nguyen Manh Hung chaired the first half of the meeting.

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) held a meeting on July 16 to review performance for the first half of 2021 and set tasks for the second half.

The virtual meeting attracted the participation of MIC leaders, leaders of provinces and cities reporting directly to central management, state agencies, heads of provincial and municipal departments of information and communications and the world Business.

Highlights of S1

In the first half of the year, postal industry revenue reached nearly $ 900 million, up 23% year-on-year. The volume of postal products reached more than 590 million, up more than 30% in one year.

During the period, total telecommunications service revenues reached nearly 66.5 trillion dong ($ 2.89 billion), up 5% from the same period last year. The speed of mobile internet has improved dramatically by 35.5% in one year.

Total turnover for the ICT industry reached $ 65 billion, up 22% year on year. The total number of digital technology companies rose to 61,359, up 20.11% year on year.

Between January and June, the MIC asked and urged telecommunications companies to sign and implement plans to deal with unwanted SIM cards, spam messages and spam calls by applying new technological solutions and improving the internal management. It has been estimated that the number of unwanted SIM cards has decreased by more than 60 percent in one year, while spam messages and spam calls have fallen 68.6 percent and 32 percent in one an, respectively.

The virtual meeting to review the performance of the ICT industry in the first semester and discuss key tasks for the second semester.

The MIC has actively supported ministries, agencies and localities in the development of e-government and digital government: around 12 ministries and agencies as well as 49 cities and provinces are developing and updating the e-government architecture. government 2.0, while 11 ministries and agencies and 37 cities and provinces have published action plans / programs on digital transformation. The MIC also urged digital technology companies to develop and advertise 43 digital platforms.

For the first time, ministries, agencies and localities have joined forces to support the MIC in promoting sales of agricultural products via the e-commerce platforms of postal companies. It is also the first time that lychees from the northern province of Bac Gang have been exported to the EU via transnational e-commerce on e-commerce platforms made in Vietnam.

In the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2020, Vietnam jumped to 25th position out of 194 countries and territories.

Key tasks for H2

The MIC will focus on the completion of major strategies such as the postal infrastructure development strategy, digital infrastructure and the development of national databases to promote the various national programs and strategies of the country to promote the digital government, cybersecurity and digital implementation. economy.

Specifically, in the telecommunications industry, the auctioning of frequency bands will be encouraged, while increasing the availability of 5G in concentrated computing areas, industrial parks, research centers and universities to support commercialization. of 5G.

The IT application will accelerate the digital transformation of ministries, agencies, as well as cities and provinces, in line with the Prime Minister’s guidance. This process will be based on three major pillars: digital government, digital economy and digital society, while helping ministries, agencies and localities to achieve the goal of bringing 100% of level 4 public services online and complementing platforms. national digital technologies to serve the prevention and fight against COVID-19.

In the field of the digital economy, the MIC compiles statistics and identifies standards on the digital economy to calculate its contribution to GDP / GDP. At the same time, it will strongly implement the program to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the digital transformation and build a set of indicators to assess the digital transformation of companies.

In the ICT sector, the ministry will encourage cities and provinces to publish plans for the development of digital technology companies in line with the national digital transformation strategy while submitting plans to the Prime Minister for the creation of two concentrated IT parks. in Thai Nguyen and Bac Ninh.

Source: VIR

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