VN SOFTWARE INDUSTRY
BusinessWeek excerpt , May 23,
1994, "Rising from the Ashes" (posted by email@example.com)
...One encouraging sign is that Vietnam is becoming a
hotbed for small software and computer startups. The school system has
spawned legions of techies fascinated with information technology. "The
cream of Vietnam's students are choosing computer engineering," says
Luu Tien Hiep, deputy director of Ho Chi Minh City's Lotus College, where
students use locally made PC clones and share old American textbooks.
Vietnam once harbored dreams of developing its own high-tech
industries. But realism has set in, and wasteful programs in semiconductors,
robotics, and aerospace have been scrapped. Still, Vietnam has thousands
of electrical engineers earning around $100 a month. Many have managed
to stay abreast of technological advances. Even though using U.S. computer
networks was prohibited during the embargo, the Vietnamese were able to
gain access to them through Australia. For instance, researchers at Hanoi's
Institute of Information Technology kept up with the advances in fields
such as artificial intelligence by tapping into Massachusetts Institute
of Technology's database through the Internet. Today, those scientists
and engineers are doing business directly with Digital Equipment, Oracle,
Many experts believe that as early as by the end of the
decade, Vietnam just may become a source of computer applications and design.
"There is a lot of raw, sound talent," says Roger Stone, Indochina
vice-president for Unisys. "With their entrepreneurial flair, they
have unbelievable potential as a source of services and software."
AT&T IN VIETNAM
Collected by: Le Trong Nga from:
EDGE, on & about AT&T, March 21, 1994 v9 n295 p5(1)
AT&T has reached agreement with other telecommunications
providers in Southeast Asia to participate in the construction of the first
undersea fiber optic cable system linking Vietnam, Thailand and Hong Kong.
The 3,400 kilometer system will link cable-landing stations
in Sri Racha, Thailand, Vung Tau, Vietnam and Hong Kong's Deepwater Bay.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by representatives of the Directorate
General of Posts and Telecommunications of Vietnam, the Communications
Authority of Thailand (CAT), Hong Kong Telecom International Limited (HKTI),
Telstra International Limited of Australia, AT&T and fourteen other
The Thailand-Vietnam-Hong Kong cable system will consist
of two fiber optic pairs operating at 560 million bits of information per
second. This is enough capacity to provide the equivalent of 80,000 simultaneous
"With this system connectivity to and from Vietnam
will dramatically improve", said Alexander C. Stark, Jr., senior vice
president of AT&T's International Operations Division. "Currently
consumers and business customers can only call to and from Vietnam via
satellite. When service is activated on the system in December 1995, not
only the call completion rate will go up, customers will also discern a
vast improvement in quality".
From the landing point in Vung Tau, Vietnam, the cable
will connect to Ho Chi Minh City and from there via an existing terrestrial
fiber optic cable to the country's capital Hanoi.
Undersea fiber optic systems were introduced in the Pacific
basin in 1989, and the planned Thailand-Vietnam-Hong Kong System represents
the 23rd fiber optic system now slated for that area through the middle
of this decade. On average, about 13,000 kilometers (7,800 miles) of submarine
cables are being constructed in the Pacific region every year to meet growing
customer demands for a wide variety of communications services.
Today, undersea digital technology already directly connects
over 20 countries in the Western Pacific, North America and Europe. Additional
systems planned worldwide will nearly double that number by the middle
of the decade.
US VENDORS EYE VIETNAM
collected by: Le Trong Nga From: MIDRANGE Systems,
March 11, 1994 v7 n5 p10(1)
Computer, software and telecommunications companies are
jockeying for position in the market in Vietnam since the recent lifting
of trade restrictions. DEC, IBM and Unisys have already entered the market,
and the Vietnamese government claims $7.8 billion in foreign investment
in over 850 projects has been planned. The government hopes to maintain
an 8% annual growth rate in foreign investment, and reach nearly $15 billion
by 2000. DEC predicts the market will be worth over $100 million in 1994,
and DEC hopes to command as much as 10% of that total. Idea had offered
information technology (IT) seminars and meetings in Vietnam during the
embargo years, and is now in an excellent position to enter the market.
The company is targeting manufacturing, hospitality, banking and shipping
industries. Equipment from other countries has been used in Vietnam, but
few complete networks and information systems are installed.
POST AND TELECOMUNICATIONS NEWS (2nd Qtr 94) collected
by: Le Mong Thao
On March 17, France's Alcatel Cable and Japan's Fujitsu
Submarine were awarded a US$128 million contract to supply and install
an undersea fiber optic cable linking Thailand, Vietnam and Hongkong. The
2,108 mile TVH system will provide 7,560 basic circuits on two fiber optic
pairs, with sufficient capacity to carry 80,000 simultaneous phone conversations.
20 international telecommunications carriers representing 12 participating
countries include the Communications Authority of Thailand, Vietnam Post
and Telecommunications, Hongkong Telecom International Ltd., US's MCI International
and AT & T, Japan's International Telecom Japan and International Digital
Communications, Inc., Australia's Telstra International and TeleGlobe Canada.
On March 23, France Telecom (France) signed a framework
agreement with Vietnam Post and Telecommunications for a US$500 million
project to develop Vietnam's telephone system. The project includes development
of a cellular telephone network, providing technical assistance for Vietnam's
data transmission system, and technical help in organizing and managing
the national telephone network. France Telecom expects to sign a business
cooperation contract by this summer.
On April 13, IBM signed an agreement with Vietnam according
to which IBM will spent $2 million to help develop computer science institutes
in Hanoi and HoChiMinh City for Vietnamese executives and managers. IBM
will also establish a computer-based system for teaching English in Vietnam's
schools. IBM has expanded its computer sales and servicing network in Vietnam
from three to five firms, and is advising the Ministry of Science, Technology
and Environment on its plan to spend an estimated $500 million by the year
2000 to develop information technology in Vietnam.
Montclair Financial Technology, New York City/New Jersey
MFT is a management consulting and software product firm
that specializes in trust and investment management automation. We are
about to develop a state of the art financial workstation, using client/server
technology of Windows, NT, Sybase SQL-Server combined with object-oriented
software engineering techniques, for the trust and investment management
industry. Please send us your resume via email, fax or hardcopy to: Montclair
Financial Technology 22 Hudson Place, Suite 2R Hoboken, NJ 07030 Fax: 201.792.7749
Rockwell Telecomunication at NewPort Beach, California
My group is looking for 2 firmware engineers, from 3 upto
~ years of experiences in Assembly & C language programming, exp. with
Fax Engine, DSP, Modem operations are desirable. If interested, please
send me a copy of your resume to Thuy.Nghiem@nb.rockwell.com
The Australian National University, Australia
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positions going at ANU in the new Telecommunications Engineering group
in the new Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering. For
more information, contact Hao Tu Nguyen at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Walker Interactive Systems, San Francisco, CA
My company Walker Interactive Systems based in San Francisco
has many openings: - Director of Distributed Architecture - Software Engineer
- Programmer Analyst - Senior Programmer Analyst - Technical Analyst for
Alpha/Beta Testing - Workstation Analyst - Client Infrastructure Developer/Workstation
Tools - Communications Developer - Project Librarian - Programmer/Analyst
(Tools) - Senior Support Analyst - Manager of Configuration Services -
Unix Systems Analyst - Framework - Helpdesk Analyst - Technical Support
Analyst - Customer Specialist If you or anybody interested, please let
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