Vietnam 

Telecoms firms ready for mobile money service – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    The signs of online payment service providers GrabPay and Momo displayed at a food store on Trần Hưng Đạo Street, Hà Nội. VNS Photo Mai Hương     HÀ NỘI — Telecommunications firms are ready to pilot a mobile money service thanks to their modern technology infrastructure, customers, wide transaction point networks and financial resources. Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has directed the Ministry of Information and Communications in co-ordination with the State Bank of Việt Nam to develop a mobile…

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China 

FCC set to block China Mobile bid to provide US services, marking another hot spot in trade war

Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said on Wednesday he opposes China Mobile’s bid to provide US telecommunications services, citing security risks, and said the commission will vote on whether to deny the company’s application in May.China Mobile is seeking approval to provide services for phone calls between the United States and other countries. It is not seeking approval to provide wireless services to US consumers.According to the FCC, China Mobile USA, which filed the… Source link

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Vietnam 

MPOS mobile card payment leads the growth of payment channels in 2018 – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

The amount of MPOS payment points accounted for 9 per cent in the card acceptance network nationwide. — Photo tapchitaichinh.vn HÀ NỘI — 2018 was the year witnessing the outstanding development of the new payment method via mPOS device. There was 27,500 places accepting payment via mPOS, posting 99 per cent year-on-year increase, according to the Việt Nam Bank Card Association (VNBA). The amount of MPOS payment points accounted for 9 per cent in the card acceptance network nationwide. Data from the VNBA’s annual report in 2018 also showed that…

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Home 

US catches up with China in 5G readiness as race heats up for ultra-fast mobile networks

The United States has tied with China in the lead for global 5G readiness, as the world’s two largest economies race to deploy next-generation telecommunications networks that will help power the industrial internet, autonomous driving and smart cities, among a range of new mobile applications.The US moved from third place in 2018 to tie China at first this year in the latest study on the 5G commitments of countries by telecoms research firm Analysys Mason. It also ranked South Korea, Japan and… Source link

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Singapore 

Girl, 6, dies after near-drowning in pool with one lifeguard distracted by mobile phone, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The state coroner criticised two lifeguards and a swimming instructor after a six-year-old girl, who did not know how to float or swim independently without support, died following a near-drowning at Kallang Basin Swimming Complex. On Dec 20, 2017, little Sherlyn Ler was left to fend for herself for at least four minutes as she swam using a swimming board. Her instructor, Mr Yeo Chwee Chuan, had led her to the pool’s mid-point during her 7pm lesson before allowing the girl to swim to the edge. But he…

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Home 

US braces for future 5G world largely built with mobile network gear from China’s Huawei

US national security officials are planning for a future in which the Chinese firm Huawei Technologies will have a major share of the advanced global telecommunications market, and have begun to think about how to thwart potential espionage and disruptive cyberattacks enabled by interconnected networks.“We are going to have to figure out a way in a 5G world that we’re able to manage the risks in a diverse network that includes technology that we can’t trust,” said Sue Gordon, the deputy to the… Source link

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Singapore 

Singtel launches all-digital contract-free mobile plan targeted at millennials, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Singtel launched its first solely contract-free, all-digital mobile plan on Monday (March 25), targeted at millennials and digital natives. Called Gomo, an acronym for Get Out More Often, the plan offers 20GB of mobile data and 200 minutes local talk-time for $20 a month. Customers sign up via a Gomo app and can get their SIM cards on the same day. The app handles all customer enquiries via a 24/7 live chat. A Gomo travel SIM providing 3GB data over 10 days in countries like Australia, Malaysia and…

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Singapore 

Singtel signs deal to expand mobile wallet alliance to Japan, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Singapore Telecommunications Ltd said on Monday it has signed a partnership to enable the use of its cross-border mobile wallet platform in Japan, as the telecom operator moves ahead with its digital payments expansion. The partnership with NETSTARS, a Tokyo-based mobile payment technology company, will allow travellers to use their home mobile wallets on Singtel’s VIA network to pay digitally at stores in Japan – a popular destination for Southeast Asians. Singtel, Southeast Asia’s largest telecom operator, is keen to expand beyond its traditional carrier services into areas…

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China 

China economy enjoys ‘good start’ to 2019 despite slumping car and mobile phone sales

China’s economy “has achieved a good start” to 2019 despite a recent drop in sales of cars and mobile phones, according to the country’s statistics chief. Mobile phone sales plunged 19.9 per cent in February, while total vehicle sales fell for an eighth straight month in the world’s biggest car market. “According to data available as of now, the Chinese economy has achieved a good start,” said Ning Jizhe, the head of National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday, citing stable industrial… Source link

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