Deputy Minister Le Nam Thang highlighted outstanding telecom achievements of Vietnam in the year 2009 and 2010. Up to April of 2010, there are 140. 3 million telephone subscribers, in which mobile subscribers make up of 87,2%, the density is 164.3 subscribers/ 100 citizens. Internet users is 23.6 million, equal to 27.6 %. Total broadband subscribers reached 3.195 million, with the density of 3.74%. Four (04) enterprises were licensed to provide 3G service network. Three out of four companies launched 3G network opening development chance for data services; speed up development of brandbroad market. Laws in Telecommunication and Frequency have been passed by the National Assembly and will come into effect since July 1, marking further completion of legal documents in field of telecommunications.
Vietnam has been building and developing advance and modern telecommunication network infrastructure, having coverage extensively and focusing on broadband connection and mobile information. Enterprises are gradually developing the next generation network NGN. The Government is actively expanding operation of public interest telecommunication service Fund aiming at narrowing the development gap on telecommunications among areas.
The topic of this year’s conference is “realize society, connect broadband in Vietnam”. At the conference, attendees were updated latest information on development of Vietnam’s telecommunication and business opportunities in Vietnam"s market. Representatives from telecom operators, telecom equipment suppliers and international consultant organizations such as: Orange France Telecom, Singtel Group, Axiata Group, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, IBM Vietnam also delivered speeches at the conference.
This is the third Vietnam international telecommunication conference. The previous conferences were held on June, 2008 and May, 2009 in Hanoi.
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