2018 Forum programme

Mr. Hoang Minh Cuong
Mr. Hoang Minh Cuong

Director General
Viet Nam Telecommunications Authority (VNTA)
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Biography

Hoang Minh Cuong was appointed as Director General of Vietnam Telecom Authority in July 2019. He is a technician, an engineer, amanager and a regulator who has spent more than 20 years in the telecommunication sector, with many contributions in connecting Vietnam to the Internet, managing .vn Internet domain name system, building the government telecommunication network and regulating thetelecommunication sector.

In 1996, he was the leader of a technical team who created the first commercial connection from Vietnam to the Internet, opened up the market for Internet connectivity that is so competitive today.

In April 2000, he co-founded the Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC), which since then has become the No1 registry in South East Asia, 7th in APAC region.

From 2015 to 2019, as the director general of Central Post and Telecom department of MIC, he has acted as a strategic leader who led the reconstruction of the government private network for e-government.

In the position of DG of VNTA, he is in charge of maintaining the telecom market competition, fostering the new technologies as well as protecting the consumers.