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On May 20, the organizer of the Asia Telecom Awards - Telecom Asia Awards 2019 - announced the list of corporation winners. Viettel was named in 2/5 categories in the final round. The Smart Operations Center project in Thua Thien Hue province won the award for the most innovative smart city project in Asia.   

Hue operating system developed by Viettel.

Thua Thien Hue Operating Center has been deployed and put into operation since 2018. This is a project built by Viettel in the form of "tailoring" according to the requirements and characteristics of the province. And that is also the unique point recognized by Telecom Asia Awards 2019. The Organizing Committee highly appreciated the intelligence and conformity with the characteristics of Thua Thien Hue Province, ensuring the development in the direction of modernity, enhancing the experience of the people and tourists but still preserving the ancient features of the cultural and historical center of the country.

Currently, the Smart Operations Center has been put into operation by Viettel in 3 provinces: Thua Thien Hue, Phu Tho and Thanh Hoa. All of these solutions are specifically designed to suit the characteristics and needs of each province in order to improve the quality of management, administration, transportation, public security, emergency response, and Information security and data analysis.

Besides, for the first time at this award, a Vietnamese CEO was honored in the category "Telecommunications CEO of the year". The winner is Mr. Nguyen Thanh Nam, who is now the Deputy General Director of the Group, and was the CEO of Mytel - Viettel's brand in Myanmar in 2017-2018.

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Nam, Deputy General Director of Viettel Group . 

During Mr. Nam's operation time as General Manager of Mytel, this company continuously set records for the number of customers. So far, after 11 months of business, Mytel has developed nearly 6 million customers, accounting for nearly 15% of the market share in Myanmar, from the fourth network to become the third-largest network carrier in Myanmar. Mytel has the 4G network quality, which is independently assessed as the best in Myanmar by the independent testing organization. Although it is the latest company to enter the market, there are many rich and attractive value-added services and on June 9, after one year of opening, it will provide e-wallet products with full feature on market. Mytel aims to be profitable in 2019.

In addition, Keeng Movies of Viettel Media was honored as one of Asia's four most innovative video services. Viettel Pay is honored as one of the four most innovative mobile payment services in Asia. Mr. Tran Van Bang, CEO of Telemor (Viettel's brand in East Timor) was also honored as one of the 4 CEOs of the year.

* Telecom Asia Awards, held annually since 1997, is Asia's oldest award in the field of telecommunications. With the theme of “Redefining the connectivity standards of the digital economy”, the Telecom Asia Awards 2019 honors businesses / individuals for most creative telecommunications solutions. The achievement of this award helps Vietnam in general and Viettel in particular to confirm their bravery and intellect at the international school.