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MoMo Hanoi – Sept. 15th – ReBoot Vietnam!

As was Noted Here a few months ago = the new crew in Vietnam is ready to rumble with debut re-launch event set for Hanoi on 15th September! See details, as posted via FaceBook, below:

Khám phá thị trường di động cùng MobileMonday 9/2011
Đăng ký: http://www.mobilemonday.vn/event.html
Hạn cuối đăng kí: 23h59 ‘ngày 13 Tháng Chín 2011.

• Thị trường Mobile sẽ tăng trưởng 26 lần trong 5 năm tới.
… • Các công ty tham gia thị trường Mobile sẽ tăng trưởng 26 lần.
• Cơn khát nhân lực ngành Mobile sẽ không hạ nhiệt mà sẽ còn khát hơn.

Liệu những dự doán đó có trở thành hiện thực? Cơ sở đưa ra những dự đoán này là gì? MobileMonday Vietnam sẽ giúp bạn có câu trả lời thông qua buổi cuộc hội thảo Momo tháng 9 với chủ đề “EXPLOITING THE 8TH LARGEST 3G MARKET IN ASIA” vào ngày 15/09/2011 tại My Way Café, 60 – Lý Thái Tổ.
Hãy khám phá thế giới di động thú vi cùng các diễn giả đến từ những nhà cung cấp dịch vụ di động lớn tại Việt Nam như Nokia, Thế giới di động và Sóc Bay,…

1. Jari Tammisto – Người sáng lập MobileMonday toàn cầu
2. Lars cosh Ishii – Người sáng lập MobileMonday Tokyo
3. Fabien Lotz – CEO Ovi Nokia Việt Nam
4. Hoàng Ngọc Vy – CEO Viễn thông A
5. Nguyễn Xuân Tài – CEO Naiscorp

1. Lê Quang Anh – Đại diện Mobile Monday Vietnam
2. Dương Hữu Quang – Đại diện Mobile Monday Vietnam

1. Thay đổi động lực của ngành công nghiệp viễn thông – Jari Tammisto
2. Kiếm tiền từ nội dung di động: Những thách thức trong bối cảnh Việt Nam – Fabien Lotz
3. Điện thoại di động chuỗi cung ứng tại Việt Nam, câu chuyện thật – Hoàng Ngọc Vy
4. Thị trường ứng dụng di động và các xu hướng mới – Nguyễn Xuân Tài

Mời các bạn tham dự MoMo tháng 9 cùng MobileMonday
Đăng ký: http://www.mobilemonday.vn/event.html
Hạn cuối đăng kí: 23h59 ‘ngày 13 Tháng Chín 2011.
Chúng tôi sẽ gửi email xác nhận đến 150 bạn đăng ký thành công (vào chiều ngày 14 tháng 9) và gửi tin nhắn SMS (sáng ngày 15/09/2011)

Thời gian: 18h 15/09/2011
Địa điểm: My Way café, 60 – Lý Thái Tổ – Hoàn Kiếm – Hà Nội
Phí tham dự: 100,000 VNĐ/người (Chi phí này sẽ được thanh toán đồ uống và đồ ăn nhẹ cho My Way cafe)

Đồng hành cùng Mobile Monday 09/2011 – “GAMESHOW TIN THỦ”
Tham gia đơn giản, rinh giải hấp dẫn!
Với tin nhắn 250vnđ, bạn có cơ hội nhận được những phần thưởng giá trị (trị giá giải thưởng dưới 2 tỷ đồng)

2nd Annual Vietnam Telecoms Growth Forum – Maximizing Growth Opportunity in Vietnam

The National Institute of Information and Communications Strategy (NIICS) along with Frost & Sullivan will be once again hosting the – 2nd Annual Vietnam Telecoms Growth Forum. Held at the Sofital Plaza Hanoi, the summit will be in session from 9am – 5pm on 14 September 2010.

Themed, “Maximizing Growth Opportunities in Vietnam”, the conference will elaborate on the policies and priorities for future growth in the local telecoms market, discuss on the means of accelerating the telecommunication industry growth in Vietnam, share growth success stories from Telcos around the region. It will also cover many more insightful sharing that will inform the Vietnam telecoms community and those with interest in the market to grasp a better understanding of the market.

Le Thi Ngoc Mo, Deputy Director General, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam will deliver the keynote address at the forum.

Leading industry practitioners from the region will be there at the conference to share their experiences in matured IT markets around Vietnam, while local government members will elaborate on the gold mine of opportunities prevalent in Vietnam for vendors looking for expansion into new markets.

The conference will encompass presentations, panel discussions and roundtables by top regional players – Clarity, Convergys, Dialogic, Packet One Networks, True Move, Mobile Entertainment Forum, SAP – along with senior Frost & Sullivan analysts.

To interact with these thought leaders and to hear of the developments planned for the Vietnam’s telecommunications industry join us as follows:

Date  : 14 September, 2010 (Tuesday)

Time : 9:00am – 5:30pm (registration at 8.30pm)

(detailed program available upon request)

Venue : Sofitel Plaza Hanoi,

            Plaza I & II

    1 Thanh Nien Road, Ba Dinh District

            Hanoi, Vietnam

To register for the conference or to request for the conference agenda, please contact Neethiya Sadagopal at +65 6890 0966 or email: neethiya.sadagopal@frost.com

Interviews with speakers can be arranged with prior notice.  

About Frost & Sullivan:

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best in class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO's Growth Team with disciplined research and best practice models to drive the generation, evaluation and implementation of powerful growth strategies.   Frost & Sullivan leverages over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 35 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com.

Nokia’s Calling All Innovators Contest 2010

Nokia’s Calling All Innovators Contest is back for 2010, and it is bigger than ever!

This year, the contest features four categories for application submissions:

  • Eco/Being Green
    Like its name implies, this category challenges developers to help save the planet with innovative, eco-friendly applications for use on Nokia devices.

  • Entertainment
    Here’s your chance to submit apps that rock, and show off the coolest multimedia features that are available on the latest Nokia mobile devices. This includes music, multimedia and games.

  • Productivity
    This category seeks mobile applications that make consumer’s daily lives easier and help them to be more efficient, such as utilities, business, or personal finance applications.

  • Life Improvement
    This category seeks applications that positively affect the daily lives of people living in developing countries, and may include education, agriculture, health and more.

This year, the contest also has a fifth category that truly stands alone:

  • Growth Economy Venture Challenge
    Nokia’s Calling All Innovators competition has always been about trying to find the best big ideas for mobile applications from developers around the world. This year, Nokia is taking that desire to find big ideas to a whole new level.

The top three submissions in each of the four application categories will receive the following cash prizes:

  • Grand Prize: $30,000 USD in cash.
  • 2nd Prize: $15,000 USD in cash.
  • 3rd Prize: $5,000 USD in cash.

Additional prizes for the category winners include for instance Spotlight placement in Nokia’s Ovi Store; a one-year membership in Forum Nokia Launchpad, and an in-depth User Experience Evaluation by professional consultants working with Nokia.

New This Year: Special Prizes
Regardless of category, all application submissions are eligible to win special prizes, too. These additional prizes are based on the type of technology used to create the app, or other award criteria, as noted below:

  • Best mobile computing application: $50,000 (USD) in cash, plus inclusion in a multi-million dollar global marketing campaign.
  • Best application for the Nokia N900: $50,000 (USD) in cash.
  • Best cross-platform application using Qt: $50,000 (USD) in cash.
  • Best locally relevant application with global potential: $15,000 (USD) in cash.

There are more opportunities to win than ever. Don’t miss the opportunity but start the development of your winning application today. The deadline of entries is 18 May 2010.

Take the first step towards great prizes and review the details of the contest.

Mobile operators unite on global apps platform

The world’s largest mobile operators have joined forces to launch an open international applications platform, marking the largest unified move to date by the operator community into the mobile apps space.

The so-called ‘Wholesale Applications Community’ will combine 24 of the world’s largest mobile carriers, including America Movil, AT&T, Bharti Airtel, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, KT, mobilkom Austria, MTN Group, NTT Docomo, Orange, Orascom Telecom, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telenor, TeliaSonera, SingTel, SK Telecom, Sprint, VimpelCom and WIND. The four operators in the Joint Innovation Lab (JIL) mobile apps initiative – Vodafone, China Mobile, SoftBank and Verizon Wireless – are also included. The group serves a combined 3 billion mobile customers across the globe. Industry association the GSMA has backed the move.

The alliance aims to create a wholesale platform for mobile apps that provides a single point-of-entry for developers. The move is being seen as the operator community’s challenge to the mobile application stores currently offered by the likes of Apple, which are typically linked to a specific device platform. The iPhone-maker’s hugely-successful ‘App Store’ – launched in 2008 - registered its 3 billionth download last month and has spawned numerous imitators. 

However, several handset vendors without a significant apps business – including LG, Samsung and Sony Ericsson – have already pledged their support to the new operator-led initiative. It is hoped that the scheme will provide application services over a far wider choice of devices than available today.
In order to overcome what they term a “fragmented” applications marketplace, the operators plan to use common open standards that will allow developers to create applications across multiple platforms. The alliance plans to initially use both the JIL and OMTP BONDI requirements, evolving these standards into a common standard within the next 12 months.

Operators are also eyeing the revenue-generating potential of getting into the apps business. Although Apple has not disclosed how much profit it makes from App Store, the firm takes a 30 percent slice of revenue from every app it sells via its platform. It is likely that operators will use a similar model; Vodafone, for example, also takes a 30 percent revenue share on its Vodafone 360 apps platform.

Mobile Premier Awards in Innovation Finalists Announced!

The Mobile Premier Awards announced the 20 finalists to the Mobile Premier Awards in Innovation: The best grassroots startup innovation chosen by their peers in partnership with MobileMonday, the global community of mobile professionals.

The finalists were chosen by an international jury of the most recognized mobile industry experts who will pitch their idea, application or project at the Mobile Premier Awards event that takes place in Barcelona, at the Petit Palau of Palau de la Musica on February 15, 2010 in front of investors, operators, media companies, peer entrepreneurs, and press and influential bloggers.

The year's MPA best in Mobile Startup innovation Finalists are:

MobileMonday Austria - Mobilizy
MobileMonday Barcelona - fonYou
MobileMonday Berlin - spendino
MobileMonday Bogota - RedSalvavidas
MobileMonday Chennai - mobiSiteGalore
MobileMonday Copenhagen - Cepa Mobility
MobileMonday Edinburgh - Mobile Acuity
MobileMonday Estonia - TaxiPal
MobileMonday Lithuania - SendFlow
MobileMonday London - Audioboo
MobileMonday Milan - Soundtrckr
MobileMonday Munich - Aloqa
MobileMonday New Delhi - Voicetap Technologies
MobileMonday New York - PercentMobile
MobileMonday Oslo - Bipper Communication
MobileMonday Rest of EMEA - Layar
MobileMonday Silicon Valley - CloudMade
MobileMonday Slovenia - Visionect
MobileMonday Stockholm - MoSync
MobileMonday Tel Aviv - waze

The finalists chosen to the Innovation Awards will present along with the winners in the other categories chosen by our partner networks (see below).

Here’s a how to register to attend the Mobile Premier Awards.

The Mobile Premier Awards dinner

This year at a unique spot called the "Bel-Luna Jazz Club & Restaurant". Dinner starts at 9pm and we can stay till late enjoying more drinks after the dinner including live jazz & groovy music. You can check the venue's website here - http://www.bel-luna.com.

We kept the price at cost (60€) for MobileMonday chapters and participating startups. Don't wait last minute to book since we have limited seats!

To confirm your attendance to the classic Mobile Premier Awards dinner including organizers, jury, chapter organizers, participating startups, partners, sponsors, bloggers, etc.

Reply to this message and I will send you a promotional code.

About the Mobile Premier Awards

The Mobile Premier Awards are the point of reference in startup premiers during the Mobile World Congress on February 15, 2010 in Barcelona and are organized in collaboration with some of the main networks in the industry including MobileMonday, Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF), MEX, MobileActive.org, Women 2.0 and the Women in Mobile Data Association.

This year we have received over 600 startup submissions from all continents to the different awards.

The Mobile Premier Awards online

Here are the Mobile Premier Awards Web Banners (series II). Feel free to use them on your website or blog!

    * rss-iconBLUE150Mobile Premier Awards RSS Feed
    * twittericonMobile Premier Awards on Twitter @mobilepremier
    * facebook-iconVisit our Facebook Fan Page.

    * Please use hashtag #mpa10 in your online communications.


Date:   November16 and 17, 2009

Venue:  VCCI HQ, 7thFloor, 9 Dao Duy Anh Street, Hanoi           

We are pleased to announce that the first Annual Vietnam Ireland Business Forum will take place on the 16th and 17th of November at the Headquarters of the VCCI (address above).

The focus of this event (which is supported by the Vietnamese and Irish Governments) isto create partnerships between Vietnamese and Irish ICT companies and to bring new ICT products and Technologies to Vietnam.

Ten Irish companies will participate in the event, all of which are seeking local partners. The agenda for the Forum is attached below with details of the Irish companies.

ICT Partnership Forum On the 16thof November 8 Irish ICT companies will showcase their products and technologies and participants will have an opportunity to have one-to-one meetings with these companies to see if partnerships can be developed to work cooperatively in the Vietnam market.


On the 17thof November an experienced Irish Entrepreneur Dr. Chris Horn will hold workshops for budding Vietnamese entrepreneurs; Dr .Horn is a  serial entrepreneur and will share his experiences in setting up and managing ICT companies. Following his presentation Dr Horn will be available to coach and tutor Vietnamese entrepreneurs.

Participation in this event is free. Companies and individuals interested in participating in this event should complete the attached form and e-mail it to hoptb@vinasa.org.vn  and  huongtth@vcci.com.vn

Programs Manager
Vietnam Software Association
5th floor - No. 7 Xa Dan Str., Dong Da, Ha Noi
Tel:  84 4 35772336/8
Fax: 84 4 35772337
Cellphone: 84 (0) 98 999-0169

Background: Sponsored by the Governments of Vietnam and of Ireland and managed by VCCI, VINASA and Enterprise Ireland (the Irish Government’s Trade and technology Development Agency), the VIBF is designed to create closer links between Irish and Vietnamese business people. The VIBF will be held once each year. While in the first year it is concentrating on the ICT sectors, in the future other industry sectors will be included in the Forum.


Mobile Applications: Opportunities for Vietnamese Companies

(VEN) - For mobile phone applications to be commercially viable, they must be able to function with actual mobile phones and not just in a simulated computer trial. Juniper Research, a European-based provider of business intelligence, has predicted that the mobile phone market will be a US$25 billion industry in five years. Will a small company be able to enter this market and who among current businesses will be able to survive the international competition that an industry of this size is sure to attract?

Mobile phone applications as vast as the Internet
Around 100,000 mobile applications are expected to exist by the end of the year and this number is expected to climb to 10 million by 2020, according to information technology (IT) specialists who spoke at the 2009 MobileBeat Symposium in July. This prediction was backed by an Apple representative who said that its hand equipment alone has 65,000 mobile applications and has been loaded more than 1.5 billion times. People in the US will spend about US$3.8 billion on mobile applications this year, according to Compass Intelligence and its market surveys show that the mobile application market in the US grew 20-37 percent from 2006-2009. It's also projecting earnings of US$9 billion in 2011.

Vietnam Telecoms industry offers a Multitude of Opportunities



Hanoi, Vietnam, September 23, 2009 – Co-organized by the National Institute of Information and Communications Strategy (NIICS) and Frost & Sullivan, the Vietnam Telecoms Growth Conference 2009 kick-started today. Based on the theme –‘Maximizing growth opportunities in emerging markets’ – this is the first time a growthfocused conference for the Telecoms industry is being held in Vietnam.

 The two-day conference is endorsed by the Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam (MIC). Mr. Le Nam Thang, Standing Vice Minister from MIC Vietnam graced the conference as the gwuest-of-honor.

 In his address, he summarised the focus of the conference and highlighted that in recent years, telecommunications in Vietnam has quickly developed; Vietnam is one of the fastest-growing telecommunications markets in the world; Vietnam is speeding up the development of a modern, secure telecommunication infrastructure, which covers the whole country; with focus on the development of mobile and broadband communication; Despite the global economic crisis, the potential for telecommunication development in Vietnam is still very high. The Standing Vice Minister believed that the Vietnam Telecoms Growth Conference 2009 is an useful forum for those interested in the Vietnam telecommunication market and looking for successful investments in Vietnam.

 Following this, Ms. Le Thi Ngoc Mo, Deputy Director General, Department of Telecommunications at the Ministry of Information and Communications presented the keynote address on ‘The Policy and Regulatory Initiatives for Next Generation Telecoms in Vietnam’. In her address, she elaborated on the evolution of the republic’s regulatory environment, its present market opening policies, current competition amongst operators and licensing issues. She shared the nation’s plans, policies and priorities for future growth spuring further interest amongst potential investors.

Speaking on transforming the access network for an affordable broaband connectivity, Mr. Tran Quang Cuong, the Deputy Director General from the Department of Science and Technology at MIC highlighted the current status of broadband development in Vietnam as well as the assessment of development potentials of fixed and wireless broadband in Vietnam.

Aside from sharing the gold mine of opportunites available to investors in Vietnam, an entire spectrum of topics on monetizing the telecommunications growth were discusssed in the form of round-table tracks, panel discussions and presentations by a list of regional telecom thought-leaders. Senior executives from BT Global Services, Oracle, Mobizcom and Convergys shared their experiences on a range of issues including - rapid innovation and service monetization for Vietnam telecom operators, challenges facing Vietnam operators in a new “Real-time” relationship economy, redefining customer experience and capitalizing on new technology and delivering value-added services (VAS), amongst others.

Mr. Nitin Bhat, Senior Vice President of ICT practice at Frost & Sullivan, who co-chaired the 2-day conference, commented that the topics discussed are of utmost relevance to the current and prospective market conditions of the nation.

He adds, “Foreign investors are eager to engage in the Vietnamese telecommunications industry which remains as the last emerging market frontier in this region. Encouraging this sentiment is the current statistics that present a mix of over 70 percent mobile penetration, and under 5 percent household broadband penetration.” Mr. Nitin is confident that Vietnam offers immense opportunities for operators and vendors with innovative business models.

Following a successful wrap-up of day-one, the conference will step into the second day with a crispier agenda that will concentrate on the monetization opportunities of 3G rollout and the opportunities and challenges in the growing Vietnam’s telecom and broadband market.

For further details on the conference please visit www.frost-telecomvietnam.com.

Oracle Communications is the platinum sponsor, while Amdocs, Convergys and Teradata are the gold sponsors. BT Global is the lunch sponsor, while Extreme Networks and Qualcomm are partner sponsors for the conference.

The official newspaper partner is the Wall Street Journal Asia and PR Newswire is the official newswire for this conference. Media partners include ICTnews.vn, PC World, SPA Asia, Telecom & IT, Telecom Asia, The Vietnam Post, VTC 2, Wireless Asia and ZDNet Asia. Fixed-Mobile Convergence Alliance (FMCA) and Mobile Monday Vietnam are the supporting associations for the conference.

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About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best in class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO's Growth Team with disciplined research and best practice models to drive the generation, evaluation and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 35 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com.


National Institute of Information and Communications Strategy (NIICS) is a member unit of the Ministry of Information and Communications of Viet Nam (MIC). The main responsibilities of NIICS include conducting research, forecast and assessment of impacts on the following areas: socio-economic issues; science; technology; organization and management in posts, telecommunications, information technology, electronics, Internet, national information infrastructure, broadcasting, electronic information, press, publishing. In addition, NIICS plays a vital role in the recommendations required to assist the Minister implement a sound vision and strategy for MIC’s short-term and tong-term plans, policies, models and solutions to develop and support Viet Nam’s infrastructure to deliver world class information and communication services. NIICS regularly co-operates with local and international organizations to host numerous conferences and seminars to create more learning and networking opportunities for all professionals involved in industries it supports. For further details on NIICS, please visit: http://www.niics.gov.vn

Phoenix Tran The Phuong
E: tran.thephuong@frost.com
P: +844-37624435

Neethiya Sadagopal
E: neethiya.sadagopal@frost.com
P: +65.6890.09662

MobileMonday Vietnam September 09 Event: Mobile Banking & Payment



Maximising growth opportunities in Vietnam’s Telecom Industry

~ NIICS and Frost & Sullivan to co-organise a growth conference for the telecom  
fraternity in Vietnam ~
Singapore, August 28, 2009 – The National Institute of Information and Communications Strategy (NIICS) and Frost & Sullivan will be co-organising a growth conference titled Vietnam Telecoms Growth Conference 2009 from September 23-24, 2009 at the Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake hotel. The summit is endorsed by Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam (MIC).
Given the low broadband penetration rates, Vietnam is certainly a lucrative market for the operators. Vietnam is poised for fast growth in the Asia Pacific region by on-going market de-regulation, sustained upgrading of the ICT infrastructure, equitisation of government-owned telecom entities, 2G coverage expansion, 3G deployments and an intial rollout of WiMAX. Vietnam’s recent membership in the World Trade Organization will accentuate opportunities for
investors and local market players.
Elaborating on the country’s busy and fast progressing telecoms market, Dr Lam, Vice President from NIICS says, “Vietnam's mobile market is poised to enter a new phase of development in 2009 as 3G licenses have been issued and now the country's mobile operators are preparing to join the mobile broadband era. The local market has also quickly become one of the most competitive in the region with eight national operators striving for revenue and subscriber market share, and we believe that mobile broadband will play a key role in expanding the size of the addressable internet market. It is for these reasons that we seek to bring Vietnam's operator, vendor, and regulatory communities together to share best practices from other Asian markets and discuss and debate the future strategies that will be needed to make 3G deployment successful in Vietnam.” 
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