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22.8 million new phone subscribers in H1

In Uncategorized on July 3, 2010 at 4:09 pm

22.8 million new phone subscribers in H1

QĐND – Saturday, July 03, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)

In the first half of 2010 Vietnam had an additional of 22.8 million phone subscribers, 12.2 percent up year on year, reported the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Of this number, there were 22.1 million mobile subscribers, an increase of 18.7 percent and 707,700 fixed phone subscribers, a fall of 58.7 percent in comparison with the corresponding period of 2009.

The number of new mobile users in the first half was 31-fold more than fixed phone users.

The total number of phone subscribers in Vietnam by the end of June 2010 reached 151 million, 48.5 percent over the same period of last year. Mobile subscribers accounted for over 80 percent.

The number of broadband Internet subscribers was estimated at 3.4 million by the end of June, up by 33.5 percent.

The total revenue from postal and telecom services in this period also grew by 33.7 percent year on year.

Source: VNN

Source: QDND

Mobile phone subscribers leap nearly 22 percent

In Uncategorized on June 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Mobile phone subscribers leap nearly 22 percent

QĐND – Tuesday, June 08, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)

Vietnam’s telecommunications market is expected to develop rapidly in the upcoming months.

The number of new mobile phone subscribers last month reached 18.5 million, an increase of 21.9 percent over the same period last year.

The development, in part, has intensified due to the advent of new services provided by mobile phone suppliers.

Last month, the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Corporation (VNPT) signed a contract to be the sole broadcaster of the World Cup 2010 for mobile phones.

All 64 football matches can now be directly viewed through Mobile Television, a subsidiary of VNPT’s MobiFone and VinaPhone providers, for 30,000 VND (1.6 USD).

Head of Vinaphone’s Marketing Department Pham Ngoc Tu said the providers planned to add more than 60 value-added services for mobile phone subscribers, which aims to increase the provider’s service quality.

Tu said the services account for 10 percent of their total revenue, but predicted they would eventually increase to 20 percent of the company’s revenue.

S-Fone has announced that it will expand its coverage of 3G-EVDO services to 37 cities and provinces nationwide.

The provider added that it would invest in upgrading the 3G-EVDO in order to ensure the quality of its 3G service and prepare for the arrival of 4G.

Vietnamese mobile phone providers have been rushing to reduce Iphone prices in line with the decreasing prices of the product in the US.

Providers will begin to reduce the phone’s price from 197 USD to 100 USD each.

Last Tuesday, the military-run mobile phone provider, Viettel, reduced the price of its Iphone to 1 million VND (54 USD) in order to increase phone sales.

VinaPhone’s representative Nguyen Thu Hong said the provider had yet to consider reducing the price of its Iphone package.

She said the company had imported approximately 5,000 Iphones and planned to import more soon.

MobiFone, one of the three largest mobile phone providers in the country, does not sell the Iphone.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

VN hits 70.4m phone subscribers

In Uncategorized on October 7, 2008 at 11:11 am

HA NOI — By the end of September 2008, Viet Nam had 70.4 million telephone subscribers, representing 82 phones per 100 residents.

Mobile phone subscribers accounted for nearly 81 per cent, equivalent to 57 million subscribers.

According to statistics recently released by the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the country had 3.7 million new subscribers in September, an increase of 362 per cent year-on-year, raising the total number of new phone users so far this year to 23.4 million.

Of the more than 70 million subscribers, Viet Nam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) has the largest market share with 55.4 per cent, followed by Viettel with 34 per cent.

In June, the Ministry of Information and Communications conducted a survey of active subscribers of all mobile networks in Viet Nam. The survey showed that by the end of June 2008, VinaPhone, MobiFone, Viettel and S-Fone had more than 48 million subscribers, of which, pre-paid subscribers accounted for over 90 per cent.

According to the survey, Viettel was the top mobile network with 19.42 million subscribers, followed by MobiFone with 13.4 million, VinaPhone with 12.1 million, and S-Fone with 3.14 million. —