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Telcos told to stop 2G, help subscribers shift to 4G service

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has asked telecom carriers to prevent use of 2G phones without a certificate of conformity and help subscribers shift to higher-tech phones.

Vietnam to launch mobile money in June

Mobile money is about to be launched in Vietnam despite worries about management methods.

Vietnam works with developed countries to deploy 5G

Both Viettel and Vingroup have stated they will commercialize 5G telecom devices by 2020.

What are the prospects for 5G in Vietnam?

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese policymakers want Vietnam to be one of the first countries to deploy 5G by 2020.

Broadband internet: network operators miss out

VietNamNet Bridge - Most network operators provide high-speed internet service with the speed of 20 Mpbs or more, but they still cannot satisfy demand for associated services such as IPTV, VOD, Video Conference and IP Camera. 

Vietnamese telcos to make and export telecom devices

VietNamNet Bridge - Viettel and VNPT, two of the three biggest network operators, are preparing to export telecom devices in large quantities.

Which markets have Vietnamese telcos entered?

VietNamNet Bridge - Three out of five Vietnamese telcos have reached out to foreign markets.

Behind-the-scene stories about personnel changes in telecom groups

VietNamNet Bridge - All the three largest mobile network operators in Vietnam, namely Viettel, MobiFone and VinaPhone, witnessed big changes in key staff in the last three years.

Network operators offer preferences for 3G services, clear way for 4G

VietNamNet Bridge - Mobile network operators have recently offered preferences to 3G subscribers, while moving ahead with plans to deploy 4G.

Limitation on TV channels could make pay-TV unattractive

VietNamNet Bridge - Decree 06 on management, provision and use of radio and television services, which would take effect on March 15, sets up limitations on the number of foreign TV channels on pay-TV.

Fixed internet services stay unhurt from 4G

VietNamNet Bridge - 4G, on which the society puts high expectations, is believed to cause some changes in people's lives. However, scientists say 4G is still far from being able to replace fixed internet services.

Vietnamese telcos have to spend big money on outward investments

VietNamNet Bridge - Viettel and FPT both have had to spend big money in their outward investment projects. Meanwhile, the markets are risky with political uncertainties and stiff competition.

Investors jump into undersea-cable market as internet woes continue

VietNamNet Bridge - Problems with the Asia America Gateway (AAG) undersea cable linking countries to the internet has opened up opportunities for other sea-cable service providers.

Telcos ask for IPv6 standards in VN

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam's leading internet providers and suppliers of network devices are bemoaning the slow implementation of Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) plans in the country.

Improved Viber version won’t be a threat to other OTTs?

Experts believe that the launching of Viber’s version in Vietnamese language and the version for computers would have direct impacts on the OTTs with the focus on basic communications, rather than on the mobile platforms OTTs. 

Telcos to be licensed to do broadcasting and transmission

The State has decided to form up a competitive broadcasting and transmission market, considering allowing more capable telecom groups to provide the services.

Telcos told to improve service

VietNamNet Bridge – Mobile operators have been instructed to increase the quality of the services they provide after an industry survey revealed that 45 per cent of 3G subscribers were dissatisfied with service quality.

Mobile network operators unexpectedly raised 3G service fees

Mobile network operators, which lose billions of dong a year because of OTT apps, have decided to increase the 3G service fee by 25 percent. The move would allow them to pocket VND100 billion a month.

TV enterprises try to block telcos’ way

The strong infrastructure system and the experience in market development of telecom groups will make them the redoubtable rivals to the existing cable TV service providers, including the national VTV.

Pay-TV clients taste bitterness of the monopoly

Vietnam has had three million cable TV subscribers so far, which means that less than 15 percent of households have used the services.