Lao Telecom to invest US$17 million in system upgrade

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Lao Telecommunication Company Limited (LTC), the country’s leading telecommunications operator, plans to invest more than US$17 million to upgrade its network and provide better services.More ...

News Desk

E-Commerce Benefits Require Access, Digital Connectivity At Right Cost in Laos

Barriers such as costs and strength of connectivity, infrastructure, facilitation must be overcome so ongoing development of e-Commerce in Laos can assist more women, small firms, people with physical disabilities, and those in isolated communities to benefit from trade, according to research from World Bank.Technology, e-Commerce, and connectivity mean the ...

The Laotian Times

Laos’ Online Connectivity Lagging Behind Peers As World Bank Research Reveals Extent

“Lao PDR is lagging significantly in terms of accessibility, quality, and affordability of internet services compared to other comparable regional economies,” a new report on digital connectivity states.The grim assessment comes via The World Bank’s latest report on the country’s online connectivity entitled Digital Connectivity in Lao PDR: Lagging Behind ...

The Laotian Times

Post office, LAOSAT join forces in major telco tie-up

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – In a significant development for the telecoms sector, Enterprise des Poste Lao (APL) and Laos-Pacific Satellite Co., Ltd. (LAOSAT) have agreed to cooperate in distributing telecommunication services around the country.More ...

News Desk

Laos eyes potential as regional internet link

Laos could serve as an internet cable connector within the region in the future thanks to its geographic location, an internet policy maker has said.“It is possible that Laos could be a regional internet land link,” Director General of the Lao Internet Centre, Mr Keovisouk ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Lao Telecom takes over VimpelCom Ltd Ltd

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Lao Telecommunications Company, a leading comprehensive telecommunications operator in the country, has acquired VimpelCom Ltd for US$42 million.Customers of Beeline will be able to continue using network number 7 with the network of number 5 as of January.More ...

News Desk

Vietnam-Funded Broadcasting Facility Inaugurated

(KPL/VNA) The Vietnam-funded radio and television broadcasting station was put into operation in Laos’ central province of Savannakhet on Dec 25 after three years of construction.The 10,000-sq-m facility was built at a total cost of nearly 115 billion VND (4.9 million USD) as the Vietnamese ...

KPL editor

Costs of Cable: Laos Ranks Low, Has High-Price Broadband Connections

The Internet.  We all need it; the faster and cheaper the better.Mobile connections keep us moving, but the fastest speeds are still to be found via fiber optic cable.Now, a study looking at the cost of broadband by UK-based asserts that the cost of getting connected in Laos ...

The Laotian Times editors

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