- Tram Ho
According to the international news agency Reuters, phonearena.com, Bloomberg, engadget.com, on November 26, Foxconn specializes in manufacturing products for Apple, partially shifting the production line of tablets (iPad) and laptop (MacBook) from China to Vietnam at the request of Apple to avoid risks in China.
Apple plans to shift production of iPads and MacBooks from China to Vietnam in an effort to mitigate the effects of the US-China trade war. Photo: Reuters
Foxconn is building a production line for iPads and MacBook computers in Bac Giang and will go into operation in 2021. Foxconn has announced a new $ 270 million investment in Vietnam. Companies based in Taiwan such as Foxconn are also looking to relocate production out of China and into Vietnam, Mexico and India to hedge geopolitical risks. Some AirPods have been produced in Vietnam. In 2021, the third generation of AirPods is expected to also be produced in Vietnam.
Relocating part of production to Vietnam will help reduce the impact if the US-China trade war worsens and could help maintain output, even if the new Biden administration. cool down stress.
Vietnam is one of the pioneers in successfully testing 5G technology around the world, but the path of commercialization is still facing many difficulties. According to network equipment manufacturer Cisco, by 2025, the number of 5G subscribers in Vietnam is expected to reach 6.3 million. Early deployment of 5G services could help Vietnamese mobile carriers increase revenue by 300 million USD / year, starting from 2025.
However, in the next 5 years, Vietnam needs to invest about 1.5 – 2.5 billion USD in technology. Vietnam is currently on the right track to achieve its 5G ambitions, but the way ahead is full of obstacles in terms of technology, national security and governance.
Some anticipated difficulties include the high cost of equipment and services, limited selection of terminals supporting 5G, and narrow network coverage. In addition, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the pilot plans in Vietnam could not be fully implemented as expected, not taking into account communication between regions and transportation of necessary equipment.
According to GSMA Intelligence, Vietnam now considers digital transformation the key to boosting its economy and becoming a prominent country in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of “digital advancement”. Just 3 years from now, after decades of digital weakness, Vietnam, a traditional agricultural country, has rapidly digitally transformed thanks to “advances in digital identity, digital citizenship. digital and digital lifestyles “.
GSMA believes that the Vietnamese Government is pursuing an Industry 4.0 strategy, which includes infrastructure and human resources, along with e-Government services and innovation initiatives such as the planned e-commerce transformation plan. will increase the number of electronic businesses up to 43% in the next 5 years.
Source : Genk