Viet Nam has more 15 provinces switched off analogue television
At 0h on 16 August 2017, in 15 provinces of group II officially switched off the local analogue TV channel and switched over to DVB-T2 digital terrestrial television transmission as planned by the Ministry of Information and Communications.
First-ever 5G demonstration in Viet Nam
On July 12, 2017, in Ha Noi, The Authority of Radio Frequency Management (ARFM) and Ericsson Company in Viet Nam have jointly held the workshop on "5G and IoT accelerating digital Viet Nam towards Industry 4.0” and the first-ever 5G demonstration in Viet Nam. Minister of the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) Truong Minh Tuan attended and delivered the opening remarks.
Memorandum on cooperation in the field of spectrum management between Viet Nam and Japan
On 14 September 2016, the important signing ceremony between the Ministry of Information and Communications - Viet Nam and the Ministry of Internal Affair and Communication - Japan was taken place in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. At the ceremony, Mr. Doan Quang Hoan, Director General of the Authority of Radio Frequency Management – Viet Nam and Mr. Jiro Akama, Vice Minister of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication - Japan, had exchanged the Memorandum of bilateral cooperation between Viet Nam and Japan in the field of spectrum management.
The Council for Auction of 2,6 GHz band consulted Telecommunication Operators
On April 5, 2017, at the headquarter of The Authority of Radio Frequency Management (ARFM), the Council for Auction of 2,6 GHz band held a seminar on consulting telecommunication operators about the 2,6 GHz band auction and the third meeting of the Council. Mr. Doan Quang Hoan – Director general of ARFM, Chairman of the Auction Council presided over the seminar and meeting.
Viet Nam completed the first stage of the Scheme of Digitization Transmission and Broadcasting of Terrestrial TV
As of 15/8/2016 24:00, Analog Terrestrial TV channels in 4 cities directly under the Central Government including Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh city, Can Tho and Hai Phong had absolutely ceased broadcasting, switched over to the Digital Terrestrial TV Technology–DVB-T2. Thus, along with Da Nang city that completely turned off the analog TV since 01/11/2015, so far Viet Nam has completed the first stage of the Scheme of Digitization Transmission and Broadcasting of Terrestrial TV.
Two crimes regarding the use of frequencies may be sentenced up to 5 years
The Criminal Law (Amendment) has been adopted on 27/11/2015 at the 10th session by The XIII National Assembly. This Law will take effect from 1 July 2016. In the new crimes are added to this Law, there are 02 crimes on radio frequency fields, that is: The crime of illegal use of the radio frequencies reserved for emergency purposes, safety, search, rescue, defense, security, and the crime of intentionally causing harmful interference.