Viettel Group and NVIDIA have signed a partnership agreement to use artificial intelligence (AI) to advance Viettel and Vietnam’s technology research and development.

In addition to Viettel being the first Vietnamese company to partner with NVIDIA for AI initiatives, it is one of only five companies in Asia to achieve this recognition. NVIDIA develops hardware and software for edge and cloud computing.

Viettel Deputy Director, Nguyen Dinh Chien shared, “With the ultimate goal of advancing Vietnam’s AI leadership, Viettel will promote further collaboration with world-leading technology firms. We are delighted to have NVIDIA as a key partner to drive our AI innovations to greater heights and to accelerate our AI research competency.”

NVIDIA has announced that Viettel will join its Partner Network, a global ecosystem of industry-leading firms. Viettel expects to gain access to NVIDIA’s expertise related to opportunities in machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence research, as well as ML/AI industry collaborations and other strategic engagements.

Through NVIDIA’s high-performance computing platforms and ecosystems, Viettel and NVIDIA plan to pursue advanced AI research and development in robotics, computer vision, natural language processing, digital twins, and other areas.

Keith Strier, Vice President of Worldwide AI Initiatives, NVIDIA stated, “As the only AI company that operates inside every other AI company, NVIDIA will join with Viettel to upskill Vietnam’s workforce and forge the foundation for an expansive domestic AI industry. Viettel is taking action to ensure Vietnam has the necessary human and compute infrastructure needed to be an AI Nation. Within three years, I expect that other countries will aspire to be the ‘Vietnam’ of their region.”

Together, the companies intend to conduct shared training courses, advisory sessions, seminars, and conferences to improve technical expertise and workforce readiness for utilizing NVIDIA GPU-accelerated computing in AI model training, testing, and application. Viettel and NVIDIA collaborate to implement Vietnam’s National AI Strategy and to bring its AI solutions to the international market.