Viettel to test 5G broadcast in Laos

Telecom giant Viettel will test its 5G broadcast in Laos in Q4 following similar moves in Cambodia and Myanmar.Its Laos subsidiary, Unitel, will be the first network operator in the country to broadcast 5G, Viettel said in a release Tuesday.Unitel has been active in Laos ...

Dat Nguyen

Comply with regulations, satellite receiver dealers warned in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Authorities have warned dealers selling satellite receivers for radio and television to observe the relevant regulations after learning that some have imported receivers illegally.Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Prof. Dr Bosengkham Vongdara, recently issued new guidance setting the conditions that ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Lao National TV sharpens vision with China- supported HD upgrade

Local viewers are in for clearer images following the handover of a high definition system upgrade for Lao National Television (LNTV) Channel 3 in Vientiane on Friday under a China aid programme. The 63 billion kip (52 million Chinese yuan) upgrade involved improving Channel 3’s standard ...

Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong

Telecoms ministry to regulate gov’t video conferencing

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has decided to step in to administer government video conferences amid concerns over leaks of classified government information.Telecommunications minister Mr Thansamay Kommasith on August 12 signed a ministerial decision designed to establish rules and procedures ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Embrace 5G cloud future - Huawei’s wonderful debut at LAO ICT EXPO 2019

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT) joined hands with Huawei, LTC and other operators to organise the Laos ICT EXPO 2019 which officially opened on Tuesday at Don Chanh Palace hotel, Vientiane.Prime Minister of the Lao PDR, Mr Thongloun Sisoulith ...

News Desk

Laos' Telecom regulator proposes online sim card registration 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration. Officials from the Authority said yesterday they have completed the app and are now trialing it. This process will ensure that ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Lao telecom operators eye potential of 5G network

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Department of Radio Frequency under the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications continued discussions on a roll-out of the 5G network in Laos with internet service providers yesterday.Telling of their ongoing preparations for a 5G network, internet providers said 5G would ...

News Desk

TOHLAO, Lao Telecom help build startup businesses

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – TOHLAO, in cooperation with Lao Telecommunication Public Company (Lao Telecom), has initiated an enterprise aimed at helping young, Lao startup entrepreneurs to utilise digital technologies to achieve their full business potential.The two companies expect to see an increase in the use ...

News Desk

Laos vows to modernise telecom sector

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has posts and telecommunications sector dedicated to achieving its vision of modernising the nation while promoting and transforming state management through digitalisation.The vision was detailed in the opening remarks of the Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Dr Thansamay Kommasith ...

Phomphong Laoin

Market to decide 5G service in Laos: telecom official 

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications will rely on market mechanisms to decide whether the country will launch a 5G service, according to a ministry official.The ministry’s E-Government Centre Director General, Dr Thavisak Manotham, told Vientiane Times last week that the ministry had no policy ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

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