Viettel commits to contribute to technology development in its markets

17:36 | 01/08/2019
In the framework of the awards ceremony of the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship (MOSWC) 2019 just held in New York City on July 31, representative of Viettel sent words of encouragement to young IT talent around the world, and affirmed the corporation’s commitment to contribute to the development of education and technology in the countries where they operate.
viettel commits to contribute to technology development in its markets
Nguyen Hoang Long, chief representative of Viettel office in the US, speaks at the awards ceremony of MOSWC 2019

Speaking at the event, Nguyen Hoang Long, chief representative of Viettel’s office in the United States, said 2019 marks the return of Viettel Group as the premier sponsor of the 18th MOSWC, which brings together contestants from every corner of the world to compete in the World Finals, including countries where Viettel is currently doing business such as Myanmar, Peru, Cameroon, and Vietnam.

In 2015, Viettel was the first-ever premier sponsor of the MOSWC world finals held in Dallas, and sponsored the Laotian and Cambodian teams to attend the world finals through two mobile networks (Unitel and Metfone) invested by Viettel.

“Viettel always pays attention to building a high-quality labour force that meets the requirements of a digital economy by providing the young with the technology solutions and products that they need. With that in mind, the company will continue to sponsor this competition and support more contestants in the countries where we operate, which, the company hope, will contribute to the development of education and technology,” Long said.

viettel commits to contribute to technology development in its markets

Viettel is the premier sponsor of the MOSWC 2019

“Through this competition, Viettel hopes you will acknowledge the importance of computer literacy in your life and act as ambassadors to spread this message to the community, especially those at your age,” Viettel’s representative told competitors. “Microsoft Office is a foundational software with which you can convey creative ideas and set up bold projects in an effortless and professional manner, which are the first steps to creating an ‘unbelievable’ new reality. You may become an author of best sellers, a well-known professor, a successful software engineer – the whole world is in your reach. There is one thing I can be sure of: if the young are trusted and supported, they are capable of incredible things.”

After the speech of Viettel, Certiport announced the Microsoft Office Specialist World Champions in the Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint categories, culminating the most popular technology skills competition on Microsoft Office since its inception in 2002. Vietnamese student Tran Hoang Anh from Foreign Trade University, Hanoi has surpassed hundreds of thousands of competitors around the world to win the bronze medal for Microsoft Excel 2013.

This was also the only medal secured by the Vietnamese team at the world finals of MOSWC 2019. The team consisted of three competitors, including Nguyen Luu Hoang Anh (Microsoft Word) and Le Khang Hieu (Microsoft PowerPoint).

After the event, Doan Hong Nam, head of the Vietnamese delegation said that MOSWC 2019 is the eighth year in a row that the Vietnamese team has won a medal. According to the Organising Committee, each category has only one set of medals, including one gold medal, one silver medal, and one bronze medal. Therefore, this is a proud achievement of the Vietnamese team, retaining the national team’s position on the list of the world’s Top 10 best-performers.

viettel commits to contribute to technology development in its markets

Vietnamese student Tran Hoang Anh wins the bronze medal for Microsoft Excel 2013

In its 18th year, the MOSWC attracted 750,000 candidates from more than 100 countries. The world finals this year gathered some 60 of the best teams from all over the world. This year also recorded the largest number of candidates in the history of the competition.

MOSWC 2019 in New York City has closed, marking another successful year for the Vietnamese team, as well as the return of Viettel Group as the premier sponsor of the competition. MOSWC 2020 is scheduled to be held in California, US.

Viettel Group is currently the largest telecommunications and technology corporation in Vietnam, and is one of the Top 30 leading telecommunications companies in mobile connection according to the Wireless Intelligence ranking of the Global System of Mobile Communication Association (GSMA) and Top 500 most valuable brands in the world according to Brand Finance. Viettel has been operating in 10 countries across three continents – Asia, America, Africa, and six branch offices in the US, Russia, France, Singapore, India, and South Korea.

By Chi Cong

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