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 Monday, March 09, 2009

Vietnamís telecommunications sector reportedly earned estimated revenue of $ 440 million dollars in the first month of this year, a year-on-year increase of 46.6% despite the countryís economic slowdown. According to Vietnamís General Statistics Office, Vietnam saw about 3.2 million telephone subscribers be registered in January this year, an increase of 160.4% over the same period last year. Mobile subscribers accounted for 85% of the total. Presently, Vietnam subscriber base totals to 82.6 million, of which Vietnamís two biggies, the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) and Viettel Corporation rules 90% of the domestic market.

Source: Wireless Federation.