Category Archives: Tech


Meet Laos’ First Private Analytical Environmental Services Firm

On the 29th of March, Phanthamit Analytical Lab Company held a launch ceremony and officially became the first private, independent environmental analytical lab company in Laos. Present at this historic moment was Deputy Agriculture and Forestry Minister Phouangparisack Pravongviengkham, Deputy Science and Technology Minister Houmphanh Intharath, Charge d’affaires of the Embassy of Luxembourg …

Phishing Site Claims to be BCEL One in April Fools Prank

Online scammers have just gotten trickier and this time they were after the sensitive financial data of state bank BCEL’s faithful customers, and launching it on April Fool’s Day.

In a nefarious plan to steal BCEL clients’ data, scammers created the website, as a way to lure customers to input their …

BCEL Partners with Thanachart Bank for QR Code Banking in Thailand

BCEL partners with Thanchart Bank for QR Code

Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao Public (BCEL) has entered into a strategic partnership with Thanachart Bank of Thailand to bring QR Code payment services to Thailand for Lao shoppers.

The two banks signed a partnership yesterday at the Bank of Thailand, with the QR Code payment service to begin in …

Laos May Get Free Public WiFi System

Business Korea Magazine reported that the South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT has announced on the 6th of February that the latter’s information and communications technology (ICT) including free public WiFi system construction constitutes this year’s special contribution project of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) and collaboration projects will be launched with

Laos and China open Joint Lab for Renewable Energy Study

renewable energy laos-china-wind-farm

Laos and China have opened a joint laboratory for the study of renewable energy in Vientiane Capital, according to a press release by the Chinese Embassy in Laos.

The laboratory was constructed through a partnership between the Renewable Energy and New Material Research Institute, under the Lao Ministry of Science …

OnePay Kicks Cash to the Curb in Laos


Cash is king in Laos, but the crown might soon be toppled as OnePay sparks a revolution.

Walking the streets of Laos with a pocket full of cash can be cumbersome at best, and we’ve all experienced that moment of dismay when the ATM dispenses a massive stack of 20,000 …

Laos’ Internet Among World’s Priciest

Laos Among World's Most Expensive Broadband Internet Prices

A study of broadband pricing in 196 countries reveals vast global disparities in the cost of getting online. And Laos ranks among Asia’s highest at USD 231.76, second only to Brunei.

Data over 3000+ individual broadband packages was gathered by BDRC Continental and compiled and analyzed by during an 8-week period …

ALO! Launches 2nd generation M5 Smartphone: ALO! M5 Plus

ALO! Technology Sole Co., Ltd, a Lao-owned technology company, introduced the ALO! M5 Plus, the 2nd generation of its 5smartphone powered by the Android 7.0 platform. The ALO! M5 Plus will be on display at the ALO! Showroom