Unitel recognized for contributions to Laos’ digital transformation

Update: 16:58 | 14/09/2020
Star Telecom (Unitel), a joint venture between Vietnam’s Viettel Global JSC and Laos Asia Telecom, was honored with two prizes including “Innovation in Public Administration Services” and “Innovation in Consumer Products and Services” at the 2020 Asia Pacific Stevie Awards.
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The awards recognize Unitel for expanding new services and updating technologies to support the Laos Government during its digital transformation.

The Lao Ministry of Science and Technology chose Unitel to act as a consultant to build e-government and smart healthcare projects. The agreements were under its national digital transformation strategy.

In addition, Unitel has handed over a civil status management program to the Lao Ministry of Home Affairs. Thanks to this program, all citizenship data has been uploaded to the system, improving the capacity to manage data and information about people, and helping reduce administrative procedures. This is the first time that Laos has implemented the management of electronic civil status instead of the registration of civil status as before.

Unitel was the first unit licensed by the Central Bank of Laos to officially deploy Mobile Money and is also the only company developing this service in the country, offering a new secure and quick payment method for more than six million people. This field is expected to generate 30-50 percent of Unitel's telecoms revenue in the future.

General Director of Unitel Luu Manh Ha said: “With the advantages of digital transformation in Vietnam and Peru, Unitel has quality resources to bring a better life to the people in Laos.”

In the first half of the year, with financial revenue reaching 101 percent of the plan, Unitel continued to be the No 1 telecom company in Laos, accounting for 57 percent of the market share.

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(Source: VNA)