Telecoms news from Vietnam
The Vietnamese state-owned telecoms network operator, Viettel Group has confirmed that it is seeking further overseas investments in developing countries. ...more.
Vietnam has pushed back the date for Mobile Number Portability to 2017 at the earliest, and may delay it further. ...more.
Vietnam's mobile networks have been ordered to improve the quality of their networks following a survey that found nearly half of 3G customers are dissatisfied with the service. ...more.
The Vietnamese government has rejected proposals that would have seen two mobile networks, Vinaphone and MobiFone merge. ...more.
Smartphone prices are expected to fall in Vietnam as locally produced devices are unveiled, according to Qualcomm's regional manager, Thieu Phuong Nam. ...more.
The mobile advertising agency, Metaps says that it has signed a deal to provide services to Vietnam's largest mobile app market, Appota. ...more.
As the consumer PC market continues to face pressure from tablets and smartphones in 2013, there is an urgent need for new PC models which are able to drive higher volume in the market. ...more.
Exports of mobile phones from Vietnam nearly doubled in 2012 compared to the previous year to reach US$12.6 billion, although the bulk of this was driven by foreign companies previous investments in local factories. ...more.
Vietnam's four largest mobile networks have been ordered not to offer any new promotional offers for the rest of this year, as their "promotion quota" has been exceeded. ...more.
The developing markets of Indonesia and Malaysia continue to turn in strong results in their technical consumer goods (TCG) sector consecutively quarters after quarters. ...more.
Pent-up demand for Apple's new iPad 3 as well as a slight dip in the price of the existing iPad 2 contributed to Apple's impressive 170% QoQ jump. ...more.
Vietnam's mobile phone market experienced a sequential decline of 18% in the second quarter of 2012 but still registered double-digit growth of 10.9% year-on-year (YoY), ...more.
The USA government's Export-Import Bank has approved a loan of US$118 million to the government of Vietnam for the export of a telecommunications satellite and additional goods and services. ...more.
The Vietnamese government has decided to delay the award of LTE based 4G licenses until 2015 after concluding that the market is not ready for the high-speed services. ...more.
A senior exec with Qualcomm has confirmed that the company remains in close co-operation with Vietnamese mobile phone producers and mobile network service providers. ...more.
High consumer demand for smartphones and basic feature phones in Southeast Asia's fast developing markets continue to drive buoyant performances in the mobile phone sector. ...more.
Vietnam's government is considering imposing a fee on each SIM card sold to help clamp down on both sales of unregistered SIM cards and also the exceptionally high churn rate in the industry. ...more.
Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has asked police in Ho Chi Minh City to carry out checks on the identity of people using mobile phones. ...more.
Vietnamese mobile network, S-Fone has made most of its staff in Ha Noi redundant as it caries out a technical process of changing from a Corporation to a limited liability company. ...more.
Vietnam's mobile phone shipments declined 15% sequentially in 1Q12, according to analysis by IDC. ...more.