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Viet Nam Telecommunications 

Viet Nam initially fell well short of the ambitious targets it set for the wider expansion of its telecommunications infrastructure. However, after reviewing its approach and introducing some competition into the market, it has started to build fresh growth momentum. The mobile telephone market has been especially dynamic.
Annual revenues for the telecoms sector were expected to rise to up to US$3.5 billion by 2010.
Viet Nam has launched Vinasat-1, the country’s first satellite, placing it in orbit in April 2008.
In addition to reviewing telecom infrastructure, this report also looks at the major telecom operators.

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Telephone Services

Is there an existing landline telephone network?

(Yes / No)

Yes, fully reliable

 

Does it allow international calls?

(Yes / No)

Yes, fully reliable

On average, number and length of downtime periods

None

Mobile phone providers (List)

 

Estimated availability and coverage

(Approximate percentage of national coverage)

100%, countrywide coverage

Telecommunication Regulation

Regulations

Regulations on usage or import of:

Yes / No

Regulating Authority

Satellite

Yes

Ministry Information & Communication (MIC)

HF Radio

Yes

Ministry Information & Communication (MIC)

UHF/VHF/HF radio: handheld, base and mobile

Yes

Ministry Information & Communication (MIC)

UHF/VHF repeaters

Yes

Ministry Information & Communication (MIC)

GPS

No

No specific regulation on the use

VSAT

Yes

Ministry Information & Communication (MIC)

Individual Network Operator Licenses Required
n/a
Frequency Licenses Required
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