Vietnam has 131.6 million mobile phones, 4.8 million broadband internet users

Vietnam's 2013 ICT White BookBy the end of 2012, Vietnam had 9.5 million landline subscribers, 131.6 million mobile phone and almost 4.8 million broadband internet users.

In 2012, IT industries earned about US$25.5 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of 86.3 percent, while postal services’ turnover reached almost US$274 million, up 11.15 percent over the 2011’s figure

The figures were announced at a ceremony held in Hanoi on September 16 to release Vietnam’s 2013 White Book on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), which has been developed and published for the 5th time by the National Steering Committee on Information Technology and the Ministry of Information and Communications.According to the book, the number of mobile phone and internet subscribers in 2012 rose by 3.42 percent and 2.46 percent respectively compared to 2011. Almost 16 million people also used 3G mobile networks.The number of pay-TV subscribers almost doubled, raising total turnover of the sector to over US$200 million.In the period, 100 percent of State agencies developed their websites and portals. In addition, ICT training was also maintained in both scale and form while there were 290 universities and colleges providing IT and telecommunications training programmes.The 2013 White Book supplies information and data in the fields of ICT infrastructure, IT, postal and telecom industry, broadcasting and television, IT application and training, and information safety.It also updates information related to legal documents, strategies, plans, programmes and national projects on IT-telecom; Vietnam’s international cooperation activities; outstanding IT events as well as typical organisations and enterprises operating in the field in the country.Read more …

The Vietnam ICT White Book aims at bringing audiences an overall view of Vietnam ICT lanscape, including: post, telecommunications, ICT infrastructure, IT industry, IT application, human resources, legal documents, international cooperation activities, important events, top ICT enterprises and so on. With a strong incentive to provide more information on as many aspects of the ICT sector as possible, information and data of some new areas were added, for instance, information security, ICT import – export, Vietnam ICT Awards 2009,…
In this regard, the Ministry of Information and Communications expects this White Book could reflect the current development status of Vietnam ICT sector, help state authority bodies in formulating appropriate policies and serve as an important document for organizations and enterprises to set up their business strategy, seek for cooperation and investment opportunities in Vietnam ICT market. Ministry of Information & Communications web site

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World Bank “Little Data Book Information and Communication Technology 2013 (pdf file), pp 237

This new addition to the Little Data Book series presents at-a-glance tables for more than 200 economies showing the most recent national data on key indicators of information and communications technology (ICT), including access, quality, affordability, efficiency, sustainability and applications