Thales and VNPT have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore new industrial and technical collaborations in key digital areas of telecommunications satellites, Smart & Safe cities, Digital Identity & Biometrics, 5G & IoT and Cyber security.
The two-year partnership is aligned to Vietnam’s digital transformation goals which include establishing a strong digital economy and driving towards a Smart Nation as part of its 2021 – 2025 Socioeconomic Development Plan.
Thales and VNPT will investigate possible critical infrastructure projects in Vietnam built around open digital platforms and study telecommunications satellites, including telecoms satellite technology, missions and new applications from 5G to aerospace and maritime connectivity.
Cyber security will be a recurring theme across all projects, with exploration in areas including cyber training platforms, cyber threat intelligence and sovereign data protection.
“Our technologies can help support VNPT in their transition to a 5G era, while our joint research aligns strongly with Vietnam’s ambitions of becoming a forward-looking digital nation,” said Pascale Sourisse, Senior Executive Vice-President, International Development, Thales.