Vietnam

Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
VNPT aiming for IPO in 2019
Big three cellcos test MNP ahead of launch by year-end
Vietnamobile achieves nationwide 3G coverage
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
MobiFone, VNPT to complete equitisation within two years
VNPT-Vinaphone ramps up 3G, 4G rollout
Viettel reports 25% rise in overseas revenue for H1
VNPT extends LTE footprint to Ba Ria-Vung Tau province
Viettel eyes expansion to Indonesia, Nigeria
Viettel’s Tanzanian unit prepares IPO filing
FPT Telecom launches 1Gbps broadband service
Viettel launches 4G with ‘nationwide’ coverage
VNPT-Vinaphone switches on 4G in Ca Mau province
VNPT-Vinaphone launches 4G in Binh Duong province
Viettel set to complete nationwide 4G rollout next month
Viettel ramps up LTE rollout in preparation for 4G launch
MobiFone deploys Nokia’s 100G transport network
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
MobiFone awards 4G contract to SK Telecom
State to divest entire stake in FPT Telecom next year
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Viettel plans 4G switch-on in early 2017
VNPT-Vinaphone launches LTE on Phu Quoc Island
GTel Mobile becomes fourth LTE licensee
Vietnam awards 4G licences to the big three cellcos
Vietnamobile licensed under new JSC model, signs 3G expansion deals
Viettel Global claims 26m subs; 1H16 international revenues reach USD494m
Vietnamobile plans to expand 3G nationwide
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Singtel eyes stake in Vietnam’s MobiFone
VNPT-Vinaphone teams up with Thuraya for mobile satellite service
MobiFone deploys backbone network powered by Ciena
MobiFone follows Viettel, Vinaphone with 4G trials
Trio of international firms interested in MobiFone stake?
Viettel considers stake sales to fund overseas expansion
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Viettel Global generates sales of USD660m in 2015, report says
Vietnamobile restructured as joint stock company
Vietnam's PM approves broadband development programme
VNPT-Vinaphone tests LTE-A in Phu Quoc, HCM City
Vietnamese trio report revenue, profit growth for 2015
FPT seeking permission to trial 4G
Viettel launches 4G pilot in Ba Ria-Vung Tau
Vinaphone taps Nokia Networks to boost coverage, download speeds
ZTE secures Vinaphone spectrum refarming contract
MNP trials scheduled for December 2015
Viettel to launch 4G pilot next month
VNPT’s restructured Vinaphone targets 30% of mobile market
Vietnam approves 4G plan, expects to issue licences next year
TIME takes 25% stake in CMC Telecom
Viettel Global set for USD457m capital increase
MobiFone posts 4.6% rise in Q1 revenue
Viettel submits proposal on mobile call charges
MIC plans to award LTE licences next year
Hutchison’s 3 Group revenues climb 6% in 2014; but Hutchison Asia Telecommunications sales drop 9%
Vietnam to introduce new numbering plan on 1 March
Government approves plan to split VNPT into three units
Axiata considering taking part in MobiFone privatisation?
Viettel revenue exceeds USD9bn in 2014
VNPT submits restructuring plan
MobiFone 9M revenue exceeds USD1bn
Vietnamobile, Gmobile seek MNP extension
Viettel still seeking to lower off-net call rates
Telenor, Comvik interested in MobiFone
Vinaphone, Vodafone ink cooperation deal
Comvik seeks a return to MobiFone?
Viettel to complete DC-HSPA+ rollout in early 2015
MobiFone expects to complete privatisation by end-2015
FPT to boost stake in telecoms unit
Viettel returns EVN’s 450MHz spectrum to MIC
Vinaphone trials DC-HSPA+, plans early 2015 rollout
DASAN secures Viettel FTTH equipment contract
Viettel H1 sales reach VND90tn
Viettel proposes off-net call rate reduction
VNPT to retain 20% stake in MobiFone
Vietnam regulator confirms PM backing for market restructure
Viettel expands TV offering with new cable services enabled by Ericsson
MobiFone valued at up to USD3bn?
Vietnam to approve MobiFone sale by year-end
FPT boosts broadband speeds
VNPT applies for cable TV licence
Vietnam to kick off MobiFone privatisation this year
Vietnam approves separation of MobiFone from VNPT
MIC to reclaim spectrum from EVN, S-Fone
MobiFone to recover 200,000 inactive SIMs
FPT’s telecoms revenues up 11% in FY13
MobiFone upgrades network ahead of Tet celebrations
Operators request international incoming call rate hike
3G price hikes did not violate competition law, authority says
Investigation continues into Vietnam 3G price fixing allegations
Debt-ridden S-Fone close to shutting down
Big three raise 3G tariffs for second time
Vietnam to resume MobiFone equitisation
MobiFone, Vinaphone plan further 3G price rise?
MIC approves MNP launch from 2017
Alcatel-Lucent upgrading AAG cable to over 8Tbps
VTVcab partners with CMC Telecom for broadband launch
VNPT restructuring set to go ahead this month
ELCOM deploys new Vinaphone billing system
Vietnam moves to manage OTT apps
MVNO no more: ministry revokes VTC’s licence
Vinaphone launches mobile money service
Disputed Spratly Islands receive 3G courtesy of China Telecom
Viettel to follow MobiFone, Vinaphone with 3G price hike
VNPT asked to submit restructuring plan by end-June
Viettel eyes international sales of USD1.2bn
Viettel eyes additional capital to widen footprint
VNPT eyes additional capacity for IPTV
VNPT expands international transmission routes
Ministry rejects VNPT mobile merger plans
Cellcos hike 3G prices by 25% as smartphone app use grows
Viettel looks to expand African footprint
Viettel revenue rose 20% in 2012
Viettel targets ethnic minority customers
PCCW, VNPT sign strategic cooperation agreement
Big three cellcos fined for violating SIM registration rules
VNPT to spin off postal business from telecoms unit
MIC revokes Indochina Telecom’s MVNO licence
MIC introduces SIM activation charge
Telcos receive go-ahead for APG investment
Inactive MVNOs face licence cancellation
From Bee to G: GTel Mobile rebrands following Vimpelcom’s exit
VNPT to submit restructuring plan by year-end
Proposed fee aims to encourage SIM registration
S-Fone to launch new platform in 2013?
MIC ownership decree to take effect on 31 August
VNPT, Viettel told to delay rental fee increase
Vietnamobile seeks help amid rising competition
VNPT to halt dial-up service
Vinaphone, MobiFone merger plan awaiting government approval
3G subscribers grow to 16m
MVNOs face cancellation of licences
NSN boosts capacity, quality of MobiFone network
MIC mulls introduction of MNP in 2014
EVN Telecom officially handed over to Viettel
3G subs approach 13 million
FPT posts Q1 financial results
Vimpelcom vacates Vietnam
Cambodia, Vietnam inaugurate telecoms link
S-Fone to switch from CDMA to HSPA?
Vinaphone, MobiFone set to merge
Ministry to limit SIM ownership?
Ericsson consolidates MobiFone's network operations centres
FPT Telecom posts 42% rise in revenue
VNPT to merge MobiFone with overseas investment unit
VNPT revenue tops USD5.7bn in 2011
Viettel to complete EVN Telecom deal by end-March
Viettel overseas revenue more than doubled in 2011
HCM City cracks down on SIM registration violators
FPT revises full year pre-tax profit target
Viettel-EVN Telecom deal to receive green light?
Vietnamobile becomes fifth 3G service provider
Licence extension awarded to Indochina Telecom
MIC to tighten rules on sales promotions
HTC against Viettel’s proposed acquisition of EVN Telecom
Viettel looks to acquire struggling EVN Telecom, report says
FPT Telecom 9M revenue up 47% y-o-y
FPT to complete north-south backbone in 2Q 2012
PCCW, FPT Telecom interconnect Ethernet networks
Ministry finalising MNP plan
Mobile-fixed connection fee increased to spur fixed line uptake
3G subs top eight million, ministry says
VNPT H1 revenue reaches VND48 trillion
Launch deadline looms for Indochina Telecom
Vinaphone 3G subs grow to almost two million
VNPT mulls plans to divest stake in Vinaphone or MobiFone
Viettel set to test LTE in two cities, boosts 3G coverage
Vimpelcom and Hutch pledge new investment in Vietnam
Authorities to investigate pre-paid registrations
Vimpelcom ups Vietnamese stake to 49%, agrees further JV funding
VNPT may be forced to offload stake in MobiFone or Vinaphone
FPT pulls out of EVN Telecom deal
MobiFone to hold IPO this year
MVNOs blame fierce competition for hesitancy to launch services
FPT snaps up 49% stake in EVN Telecom
MobiFone FY turnover up 31.5%
The only way is up: VNPT sets 2011 revenue, profit targets
EVN telecoms revenue misses 2010 target
MIC drafting MNP policy
Saigon Postel seeks potential partners for S-Fone joint venture
France Telecom still interested in MobiFone shares, report says
Vietnam reports telecoms revenue, subscriber figures
FPT to acquire 50% stake in EVN Telecom via IPO
VTN selects Ciena to upgrade nationwide fibre-optic backbone
VNPT to offer mobile TV
EVN privatisation to be wrapped up by year-end
MIC allows five operators to test LTE
Alca-Lu to deploy IMS network for VNPT
Russia and Vietnam team up for trial LTE network
FPT allowed to test LTE
State to offload 49% stake in EVN Telecom?
EVN ready for privatisation in September
MIC sets record straight over 3G subscriber figures
S-Fone gets trio of vendors on board to boost subscribers
MIC gives cellcos green light to cut charges by 15%; SPT launches IPTV
Decree proposes up to 30% foreign investment in telecoms firms
VTC awarded MVNO licence
EVN fourth to launch 3G
VTN deploys WDM solution for fibre backbone
Duo rush to meet 3G launch deadline
VNPT contracts vendor for VINASAT-2
GTel awarded licence for fixed line telephony
MIC awards WiMAX licence to Indochina Telecom
S-Fone undergoes transformation into JV
Vietnam prepares for 4G
Viettel third to launch 3G
ST Telemedia acquires 10% stake in VNPT unit
VNPT to sign away 20% of unit to ST Telemedia?
Viettel to launch 3G in March
MobiFone posts 52% surge in revenue, prepares for privatisation
EVN asks to share 3G infrastructure
Operators lobby for introduction of minimum tariffs
Registration helps MIC retrieve two million mobile numbers
Motorola to expand Vinaphone’s GSM network
Viettel posts 80% increase in 2009 revenue; hopes to offer iPhone from March
CMC poised for listing
SK Telecom confirms end to investment in S-Fone
VDC to boost capacity to 100Gbps
MobiFone second in 3G race; Viettel expands trial service
CMC selects Alcatel-Lucent to deploy GPON network
NSN awarded Vinaphone capacity contract
VNPT launches AAG cable system
SK Telecom to continue investment in S-Fone; MIC to revoke up to 60m mobile numbers
EVN, Huawei ink 3G equipment deal; cellcos close to exhausting available mobile numbers
Vinaphone joins Conexus Mobile Alliance
MobiFone contracts NSN for 3G network rollout
Vietnamobile launches EDGE mobile internet service
HTIL’s continuing ops increase subscriber base by 14.8% quarter-on-quarter
EVN officially launches cable system
VTC gears up for IPTV with Minerva
Beeline hits one million user milestone
Vinaphone wins 3G launch race in Vietnam
Vinaphone sets 12 October as 3G launch date
VNPT launches MyTV
Government tightens control over mobile sales promotions
Cybercom secures MobiFone optimisation contract
MIC receives two MVNO licence applications
ZTE, Vinaphone ink central Vietnam 3G contract
CMC TI awarded fixed line and internet concession
MobiFone signs 3G agreement with Ericsson
Verimatrix secures VNPT IPTV contract
Mobile subs approach 100m
Motorola wins Vinaphone 3G contract
VTN opts for Alcatel-Lucent IP, optical solutions
MIC licenses Vietnam’s first MVNO
MIC extends mobile registration deadline
MIC issues 3G licences
SK Telecom halts further investment in S-Fone
VNPT, Intel ink cooperation agreement
Viettel partners NSN for 3G network rollout
Beeline flies into Vietnam
Viettel launches pre-paid roaming service
Beeline to enter mobile market on 20 July
Viettel to deploy 3G network by year-end
MIC limits number of subscriptions to pre-paid SIMs
Three more cellcos to enter wireless market
EVN, Hanoi Telecom ink strategic 3G agreement
Pacnet arrives in Vietnam
EVN, Hanoi Telecom to build 5,000 BTS
ZTE, Viettel ink UMTS network deal
VINA-OFC delivers fibre-optic cables to Cubatel
Viettel completes broadband network deployment
Huawei to build Viettel 3G network
Vinaphone to launch 3G in August
Huawei deploys next generation network for VNPT
Viettel launches ‘Tourist SIM’
VTC to become Vietnam’s first MVNO?
CMC TI licensed to provide internet services
Vietnam one step closer to fulfilling WTO promise
Vinaphone contracts Alcatel-Lucent for EDGE upgrade
GTel permitted to roll out 3G network with Vinaphone
Vietnamobile to launch GSM services
MIC awards four 3G licences
VNPT to invest USD1bn in broadband upgrade
GTel partners Alcatel-Lucent for GSM/EDGE rollout
FPT successfully trials mobile WiMAX
Government receives seven 3G network applications
GTel contracts Alcatel-Lucent to improve wireless services
CMC Telecom Infrastructure to enter fixed line market
GSO records 3.2 million new phone subscribers in January
Viettel plans network expansion to North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela
Vietnamobile to launch GSM services
3G technology to be introduced in 2009
HGC and EVN Telecom sign cable partnership
BIDV chooses Tadrian Telecom for IP telephony network
Telecoms business booming in Vietnam
Credit Suisse values MobiFone at USD2 billion
Viettel claims double profits in 2008
MIC to crack down on promotions
Motorola rolling out trial WiMAX network for VDC
MIC recommends single wireline tariff for residential users
MobiFone signs expansion contract with Alca-Lu
Ericsson poised to take over running of HT Mobile?
Four 3G licences to be awarded by second quarter 2009
VNPT increases cross-country bandwidth
Ministry plans to raise tariff for fixed line calls
Vietnam to add one more digit to fixed line numbers
VinaPhone signs deal with Motorola
HT Mobile's GSM launch imminent
Telephony users pass 70 million barrier
VND1.2 trillion earmarked for basic telecom services provision
Viettel broadband network to link educational establisments
GTEL-Mobile receives operating concession
Cable & Wireless and VDC extend partnership
Hanoi Telecom signs deal with Ericsson for GSM migration
VTN inks deal with Fujitsu for WDM
FPT Telecom in tie-up with PCCW Global
MobiFone selects adviser for IPO
Seven cellcos competing for four 3G licences
Vimpelcom goes Vietnamese
Public Telecom Fund established
Expats to get new service
High five: S-Fone passes subscriber landmark
Vinaphone hands Motorola northern GSM contract
MobiFone plans IPO before end-08
EVN Telecom to spend USD30 million on submarine cable project
Viettel launches leased line promotion
Vietnam mobile base closes in on 50 million barrier
Viettel to stop selling controversial service
Aircom wins GSM job in Vietnam
Chunghwa to form internet joint venture with Viettel
HT Mobile begins CDMA wind-down
Vietnam launches its first satellite
MobiFone to apply for 3G licence
MobiFone shares to be split three ways
STT will bid in delayed Vietnam sell-off
Satellite launch delayed until 19 April
Vietnam ADSL penetration and quality lacking
Vietnam begins testing mobile WiMAX
Viettel slashes off-peak tariffs
Vietnam to launch its first commercial telecoms satellite
SPT gets nod to pilot WiMAX
Cellcos to sit 3G exam
VNPT to invest a billion dollars on broadband
New ISP licensed
Viettel gets thumbs-up for Laos investment
Vinasat-1 ready for April launch
GTel becomes seventh mobile licensee
CDMA customer base to grow and grow
Viettel offers free internet access
Ericsson lands further VNPT contract
Vimpelcom’s GTel to join mobile market
MobiFone aiming at 6.5 million new subs in 2008
HT Mobile officially confirms switch to GSM
HT Mobile may sell CDMA network
19.5 million new subscribers in 2007
If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em
VNPT outlines 2008 strategy
Motorola wins new GSM contract in Vietnam
NTT and VNPT to set up joint venture
AT&T launches commercial operations in Vietnam
Alca-Lu wins VNPT supply contracts
Telenor considers MobiFone bid
NTT DoCoMo prepared to bid a billion for MobiFone
Arcor launches IPTV in 51 German cities
Altimo to use Cambodian acquisition to leverage Vietnam bid
MIC finally ready to grant 3G licences
Alcatel-Lucent inks Vietnam deals
FPT gets permission to establish own network
EVN reaches two million mark
VNPT urban WiMAX trials to start next month
France Telecom and VNPT sign cooperation agreement
Vietnamese cellcos encounter problems installing base stations
FPT Telecom leases line from EVN
Lao Cai WiMAX programme enters second phase
Outside investors see 3G potential
Vimpelcom to set up GSM network in Vietnam
VDC establishes new links
Viettel to install ECI Telecom equipment
Bharti Airtel looking at Vietnam expansion
France Telecom declares interest in Vietnam mobile market
Chunghwa and Viettel look at internet venture
SingTel signs MoU with Vietnam’s investment agency
Broadband much slower than advertised
Viettel claims top spot in mobile market
VNPT and Viettel to reduce charges
Vodafone looks to Vietnam
VNPT posts first-half revenues of VND15.6 trillion
Vietnam pre-paid users to lose anonymity
Viettel’s mobile service charges to be controlled
Vinaphone to be privatised after MobiFone
Viettel in talks to buy retailer
VNPT to trial WiMAX in urban areas
Viettel merges subsidiaries
VNPT offers fixed wireless phone service
VNPT upgrades national backbone with Nortel equipment
Non-existent subscribers are using up phone numbers
MobiFone seeks privatisation advisor
Chunghwa denies Vietnam investment plan
Big plans for mobile networks
Free phones for the poor
VNPT to cut charges; price war looms
S-Telecom selects WiderThan to operate VAS
Vietnamese telcos join effort to lay cable from Asia to US
Cellcos invest to prevent network congestion
Beauty contest for 3G and WiMAX permits
HT Mobile launches nationwide mobile service
Vietnam to get 3G in 2007?
Mobile subscriptions forecast to redouble in 2007
VNPT begins building sat station
EVN Telecom gets green light to build 3G network
FPT to offer fixed line services; EVN introduces EV-DO
Viettel to trial WiMAX
Ericsson to build IMS network
Viettel and AT&T sign deal
Broadband price war in Vietnam
S-Fone launches new services
CDMA launch date fixed
Wireless broadband comes to Vietnam
Countdown to HT Mobile launch
VNPT cuts roaming charges
Fifth wireline provider?
VNPT signs deal with LG-Nortel
Regulation blueprint for foreign investors
MobiFone to miss 2007 privatisation?
EVN to expand network in the north
Subscriber numbers show large increase
Internet cafés ignore government controls
State-owned telecoms providers to be privatised
WiMAX to be tested for the first time
S-Fone claims one million subscribers
MPT prepares to issue 3G licences
Ministry seeks new regulation of interconnection
VNPT to improve network
Mobile TV service to be launched
Subscriber figures overstated say observers
MPT refuses EVN’s E-Phone plan
MPT delays 3G licensing process
Ericsson to expand Viettel's GSM network
KDDI and VDC to launch IP-VPN
MPT turns down 3G licence applications
Vinaphone to be listed by 2008; expands coverage to all districts
VDC to commence WiMAX trial in July
VNPT considering WiBro proposal
TIA praises Vietnam-US deal on WTO
International call rates to fall 20%
SKT to invest USD2.8 billion in S-Fone
Viettel signs up three million customers
VNPT signs up 1.024 million new users in Q106
Mobile banking system set for launch
Cellcos gear up for competition
VNPT tests fixed line SMS
Viettel to expand mobile network
MPT approves number changes
WIMAX licensees plan tests
Viettel to corporatise
Vinaphone and MobiFone plan to float
SLD to invest USD260 million in S-Fone expansion
Viettel awarded WiMAX licence
Viettel to be privatised
S-Fone to achieve nationwide reach
Vietnamese businesses boost broadband take-up
Government says yes to WiMAX
Vietnam wants internet penetration of 35% by 2010
MobiFone to expand network
Satellite project attracts major investors
Vietnam invites bids for satellite project
EVN reveals E-Mobile brand
EVN Telecom to launch mobile services
MobiFone wins best mobile provider in 2005
VNPT to become holding company
Mobile networks get new codes
Telecoms market expected to boom in 2006
Vinaphone to invest USD70 million this year
VNPT to boost capacity for Lunar New Year
Vinaphone and MobiFone to be privatised
Not enough mobile numbers in Vietnam
VNPT plans satellite launch for 2008
S-Fone launches S-Credit
VNPT and Viettel continue connection dispute
VNPT revenues up 9%
VP Telecom’s mobile internet service passes field test
VP Telecom and VCTV team up for broadband via cable
Nothing but a ‘G’ thing: VNPT to become VNPTG next year
State broadcaster VTC to enter broadband market
VP Telecom holds off nationwide mobile launch
S-Fone pins hopes on SIMs
SK to pour USD280 million into S-Fone
No room in mobile market for broadcaster
FPT moves to new IP network
Vinasat launch held off until 2008
VNPT teams up with Siemens for WiLL campaign
Saigon Postel to launch VoIP in January
CityPhone being left behind by bigger rivals
Vietnam’s telecoms industry rings the changes
Post, telecoms sectors to be separated in 2007
ST Telemedia open for business in Hanoi
VNPT head removed
FPT resumes Ho Chi Minh ADSL service
Mobile operators to bill in smaller blocks
VP Telecom launches broadband-over-cable
Nokia wins Vietnamese infrastructure contract
VNPT drops international rates
SK Telecom extends roaming services in Vietnam via S-Fone
VNPT comes up short of targets
Hanoi and Hutch hand Nortel nationwide CDMA contract
VP Telecom to expand nationwide by end of next month
State-run cellcos to trial EDGE
Vietnam mobile charges due to drop
Hutchison promises 3G thriller later this year
VP Telecom’s Lucent agreement in black and white
Telenor studying Vietnamese wireless market
Incumbent feels the heat from broadband rivals
VNPT slashes rental charges
Siemens to supply VinaPhone with EDGE technology
International bandwidth rates to drop by up to 40%
Vietnam’s wireless leader lags behind in April; promises to come back strong in May
SKT to invest USD150 million in Vietnam
ZTE wins Ho Chi Minh CDMA contract
S-Fone to go nation-wide
No room for any more 2G operators
Viettel achieves quick GSM growth, plans expansion
MobiFone privatisation ‘close to definite’
Ministry urged to go private
Pre-paid price battle hots up
Hutch to roll out 3G in Vietnam
Hutchison and Hanoi joint 3G venture on the cards?
Ministry predicts strong growth for 2005
UTStarcom developing Vietnamese interests
Hanoi expects to gain 3G licence by year-end
VNPT set for reorganisation
VNPT gets upgrades from Alcatel
ZTE ties up CDMA deal with ETC subsidiary VPT
Vietnam may cut handset tax
VP Telecom contracts Lucent for wireless network
VNPT scandal rocks telecoms market
State to investigate VNPT tenders
Cityphone announces official launch
Vietel gets go ahead for fourth GSM network
A narrow escape for innocent mobile phone users
VNPT says it installed 1.7 million lines in 2003
Competition spurs growth, but state affiliates still dominate
VNPT to spend USD200 million on North-South cable link
S-Phone encounters serious teething problems
Ministry shuts down ‘illegal’ VoIP service
S Fone experiences teething problems
Born on the 1st of July: Vietnam’s new CDMA network
Telstra rubbishes exit rumours, looks for new opportunities
MMS rollout for Hanoi
EIS to raise USD1.29 million through share sale