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Vietnamese military-owned firm's Smart City model considered world's 'most efficient and innovative'

Vietnamese military-owned firm's Smart City model considered world's 'most efficient and innovative'

Friday, October 29, 2021, 17:25 GMT+7
Vietnamese military-owned firm's Smart City model considered world's 'most efficient and innovative'
In this image, Viettel has its name displayed on a screen at the WCA event held to announce the winners of 2021 WCA. Photo: D.Tho / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group has won a category award at the 2021 World Communication Awards (WCA) for its smart city project, organizers have announced.

The organizing committee of the 2021 WCA, which took place in London, on Tuesday honored Viettel’s Smart City model as the 'most efficient and innovative' in the world.

As the only Vietnamese enterprise in the list of nominations for the ‘Smart Cities Award’ category, Viettel overcame many strong competitors, such as China Telecom Global, KT Corporation, and ZARIOT.

An award winner, military-owned Viettel has been listed alongside many big players in the world of technology and telecommunications, including Orange, Swisscom, Airtel, Ericsson, PCCW Global, and others.

Among the WCA’s 20 award categories for 2021, the Smart Cities Award seeks to find an effective and innovative solution that benefits people and businesses toward improving quality of life and increasing city governments' operating efficiency.

The award is evaluated based on five criteria, including the application scope of the solution, the ability to meet people’s needs or improve their lives, the completeness compared to existing solutions on the market, benefits for people from the solution, and the role of organizations and enterprises in building a smart city.

As a comprehensive solution, Viettel’s Smart City model can help each city or province use its local resources in the most optimal way based on accurate and appropriate analysis, thereby improving competitiveness and enhancing people’s satisfaction.

Thirty cities and provinces in Vietnam have so far signed cooperation agreements with Viettel in the application of smart city construction technology.

Previously, the Smart Administration Center Project developed by Viettel in Thua Thien-Hue Province won the Telecom Asia Awards 2019 in the category of Asia's most innovative smart city project.

Established in 1989, Viettel is headquartered in Hanoi and run by the Ministry of National Defense.

As the largest telecom service provider in Vietnam, it has invested in various projects in many countries around the world.

Initiated by the UK’s Total Telecom Magazine since 1999, WCA has been held annually as one of the most prestigious telecommunications awards in the world.

The WCA judging board consists of 70 experts who are representatives of the largest organizations in telecommunications such as IDC, GSA, and Global Data.

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Vinh Tho / Tuoi Tre News


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