Hi-tech mission to Thailand, Vietnam

A delegation of 13 Israeli hi-tech companies is scheduled to visit Thailand and Vietnam this week to seek out partnerships in the communications sector, the Israel Export Institute said Sunday.

A delegation of 13 Israeli hi-tech companies is scheduled to visit Thailand and Vietnam this week to seek out partnerships in the communications sector, the Israel Export Institute said Sunday. The Israeli communications industry has had mixed fortunes in the region over the past year as exports to Thailand grew 6 percent to $5.5 million while those to Vietnam dropped 12% to $4.5m. Ati Levi, Israel's economic attache to Bangkok who also oversees Thailand and Vietnam, said telecommunications are expected to grow up to 12% in Vietnam this year and around 8% in Thailand. Representatives from Rad Data Communications, MTS Telecommunications Management, Corrigent Systems, Comverse Technology, Audiocodes, Alvarion, Allot Communications, Israel-Vietnam, Axerra networks, ECI Telecom, Electronics Line, Superior Cables and Celtro will participate in the trip scheduled to leave Monday.