Mobifone reaches one million subscribers in Vietnam

The Swedish controlled mobile phone operator Mobifone on 10 December announced its one millionth subscriber on its GSM network in Vietnam.      “We are delighted to have reached this important milestone in subscriber numbers in Vietnam. There are strong growth prospects in this and our other markets because of current low penetration levels combined with our…

Tandberg Data launches ‘marketplace’ website in Asia

Norwegian Tandberg Data Asia Pte Ltd, which supply and manufacture professional tape information storage products worldwide, has launched a website especially for its Asia Pacific customers and business partners.      The Asian website, www.tandberg.com.sg, is hosted in Singapore and the first of its kind for Tandberg Data anywhere. It is designed for interactive use. With content…

Ragunda delegation in Bangkok receive full support by Minister of Culture

“A real breakthrough,” say four representatives from Ragunda municipality and the county of Jämtland after meeting their Thai counterparts in Bangkok 5-9 December to outline the next phase of what began as a Thai pavilion construction in Ragunda to commemorate HM King Chulalongkorn´s visit there 19 July 1897.      The pavilion has cemented a new and…

Norway’s support for school construction in Vietnam continues

Norway’s support for Vietnam in the latter’s project to construction schools in flood-prone areas has now completed its first phase, which saw 19 schools with 184 classrooms built between 2001-2003 in the central provinces of Quang Tri, Thua Thien – Hue, and Quang Nam.      A conference among officials from the Norwegian Embassy in Vietnam and…

Norwegian pavilion at Asia Pacific Maritime 2004

The Norwegian Trade Council (NTC) in Singapore and the Association of Norwegian Maritime Exporters (NME) are together organizing a Norwegian Pavilion at the forthcoming Asia Pacific Maritime 2004, which is to be held at Singapore Expo exhibition centre on March 24-26 next year.      Asia Pacific Maritime, or SingaPort as it was formerly known, is an…

SIDA cooperation in statistics with Laos continues

An annual meeting among Lao and Swedish officials from Lao National Statistical Centre and Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) was held on December 5 in Vientiane City to review the cooperation in statistics between the two countries.      The participants were presented with a report on estimating the statistical development in Laos, particularly the cooperation in…

Maxis pick Ericsson for upgrade of mobile phone network

Malaysian wireless operator Maxis Communications Berhad has signed a contract with Ericsson as its new partner for 2G and 3G deployment to ensure a smooth evolution of Maxis’ network to new technologies.      Ericsson will upgrade Maxis’ present second generation, 2G, network, as well as prepare networks in high growth areas for future third generation, 3G,…