Update news mobile subscribers
The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) is intending to mete out punishment with a heavy hand to telecom carriers that do not stop junk sim-cards in the market.
The Authority of Telecommunications (AOT) has estimated that 4 million mobile subscribers will have to have their personal information standardized, and if not, their operations will be stopped from March 31.
According to data from the Ministry of Information and Communications, the number of mobile subscribers in 2021 is estimated at 123.76 million, including 92.88 million smartphone subscribers, accounting for about 75%.
Five major mobile service providers - Viettel, VinaPhone, MobiFone, Vietnamobile, and the virtual network I-Telecom blocked more than 89,600 mobile subscribers spreading spam calls in the six last months of 2020.
Vietnam Telecommunications Authority (under the Ministry of Information and Communications) and domestic telecoms businesses have just held a summary meeting for the scheme ‘Mobile Number Portability – MNP’.
Vietnamese mobile subscribers have a better experience in network quality and speed than users in many Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines, according to a report by Tutela.
Mobile subscribers complain that telecommunication services have become unbearably inconvenient: they are bothered every day with spam messages, are being swindled out of money, and are increasingly annoyed with mobile network operators’ attitudes.
VietNamNet Bridge – Mobile services providers are using various methods to retain their regular customers, as the local market is reaching a saturation point with 140 million mobile subscribers.
VietNamNet Bridge – The domestic digital content market, estimated to be worth billions of dollars, may be out of reach of domestic enterprises if they don't receive State support.
VietNamNet Bridge – The two largest mobile service providers, VNPT and Viettel, illegally increased fees for data transmission by 45% -46%, one agency reported.