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.
Tan Son Nhat International Airport's customs requested Dect 6.0 cordless phones to re-export
On 26/01/2016, the border-gate Customs Branch of Tan Son Nhat international Airport (Ho Chi Minh City) requested 02 passengers to follow procedures to re-export 07 Dect-6.0 cordless phones. This type of phone is not allowed to use in Viet Nam because the operating frequency bands are in derogation of Vietnamese frequency planning. Using the phones will cause harmful interference to 3G mobile networks in Viet Nam.