Communications in Vietnam

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Communications in Vietnam include the use of telephones, radio, television and Internet.

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Telephones

Vietnam is putting considerable effort into modernization and expansion of its telecommunication system, but its performance continues to lag behind that of its more modern neighbors. Domestically, all provincial exchanges are digitalized and connected to Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City by fiber optic cable or microwave radio relay networks. Main lines have been substantially increased, and the use of mobile telephones is growing rapidly.

  • As of 2004, there were 10,124,900 main lines in use, and 4.96 million mobile phones in use.
  • 44 mil telephone subscribers, 75.5% mobile cellular (30mil), density 52 phones for 100 people (2007).
  • 18,64 human/ 100 peole using Internet, 1.41 mil ADSL subscribers (Jan 2008).
  • 12.000 BTS (Oct 2007).
  • The international country code is 84.

Two satellite earth stations are in use: Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region).

Mobile networks

  • Viettel Mobile (directly under Viettel Corp.): 097, 098, 0163, 0164, 0165, 0166, 0167, 0168, 0169[1]
  • MobiFone (directly under VMS): 090, 093, 0120, 0121, 0122, 0126, 0128[2]
  • VinaPhone (directly under VNPT): 091, 094, 0123, 0125, 0127, 0129 [3]
  • S-Fone (directly under CDMA S-Telecom): 095[4]
  • Vietnamobile (ex-HT Mobile): 092, 0188 [5]
  • Beeline (directly under G-Tel): 0199[6]
  • EVNTelecom (directly under Vietnam Electricity): 096[7]

Radio

Television

  • Broadcast stations: six (plus 61 provincial TV stations) (as of 2006)

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