Category Archives: Tech

Samsung Opens Tech Institute to Budding Lao App Developers

samsung tech institute opening

The Samsung-Lao Tech Institute 2019 project will offer training in app development and basic Android programming skills to young Lao programmers and app enthusiasts.

Free applications are now open, and interested persons may visit the website here to apply. Places are limited to 40.

Classes will be run from 18-22 …

E-Commerce Benefits Require Access, Digital Connectivity At Right Cost in Laos

Taking Advantage of E-Commerce: Legal, Regulatory, and Trade Facilitation Priorities for Lao PDR

Barriers such as costs and strength of connectivity, infrastructure, facilitation must be overcome so ongoing development of e-Commerce in Laos can assist more women, small firms, people with physical disabilities, and those in isolated communities to benefit from trade, according to research from World Bank.

Technology, e-Commerce, and connectivity mean …

Laos’ Online Connectivity Lagging Behind Peers As World Bank Research Reveals Extent

Taking Advantage of E-Commerce: Legal, Regulatory, and Trade Facilitation Priorities for Lao PDR

“Lao PDR is lagging significantly in terms of accessibility, quality, and affordability of internet services compared to other comparable regional economies,” a new report on digital connectivity states.

The grim assessment comes via The World Bank’s latest report on the country’s online connectivity entitled Digital Connectivity in Lao PDR:

A new phenomenon in the Smart Phone market in Laos!

The release of the ocean blue Galaxy Note 9 recently led to a shortage of stock in only a few days, as the reception was greater than anticipated. Now the ocean blue Galaxy Note 9 has returned for sale at all Samsung retailers throughout the country! Hurry and get yours …

LOCA: Meet Laos’ First Ride-Sharing App

Not surprisingly, to make my way over to LOCA headquarters for this story, I downloaded and installed the LOCA app. A vehicle was sent to my office to pick me up, and I tracked its progress on my mobile phone until a small, unassuming hatchback pulled neatly up against the …

ACLEDA Bank Lao Launches Mobile App ‘ACLEDA Unity Thanchai’

ACLEDA Bank Lao announced yesterday launched its new ACLEDA Unity Thanchai” mobile phone banking service. A virtual ‘bank in your hand,’  it provides a convenient and secure way to manage all daily banking transactions anytime and anywhere. It is available in both Lao and English languages and handles transactions in LAK (Lao Kip), USD (US …

Ground Broken at First Private Data Center in Laos

LaoDC Data Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Hatxaykhao village yesterday as construction began for the LaoDC data center, the first licensed, privately owned data center in Laos.

The LaoDC data center will be one of the largest data centers in Laos, and will be able to host hardware as well as …

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 …