Vietnam has 170 million phone subscribers

Vietnam had 170 million phone subscribers by December 2010, according to a new report from the General Statistics Office (GSO).

According to GSO, 16.4 million are fixed telephones, an increase of 5.1 percent as compare to 2009, and 154 million are mobile phones users, a rise of 39.8 percent.

More and more people use mobile phones in Vietnam. the number of mobile subscribers reach 77.2 million, an increase of 29.9 per cent

Last year in Vietnam, 44.5 million new telephone subscribers represented an increase of 35 percent, as compared to the same period last year.
The Viet Nam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) occupied the largest domestic market share. It announced that telephone subscribers now stood at 88.9 million subscribers, by the end of December 2010, a 25.3 per cent year-on-year increase.

There were 11.7 million fixed phone subscribers, an increase of 1.3 per cent, against the same period last year. The number of mobile subscribers reached 77.2 million, an increase of 29.9 per cent.

The GSO also announced a growth in the number of Internet subscribers in the country for 2010. As of late December 2010, Vietnam had 3.77 million Internet subscribers, an increase of 27.4 percent against the same period last year.

The number of Internet users is estimated at 27.4 million, at the end of last year, a 20.2 per cent increase, as compared with late 2009.

Source: SGGP, VietnamNet - Translated by Anh Quan

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