Vietnam - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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Date: 20-Feb-2018
No. of pages: 78

Overview

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Vietnam’s telecommunications market. The report analyses the mobile, mobile broadband,fixed broadband dand converging media sectors. Subjects include:


  • Market and industry analysis, trends and developments;

  • Market and operator statistics;

  • Regulatory environment and developments;

  • Infrastructure;

  • Mobile voice and data markets;

  • Broadband – fixed (FttH, DSL, wireless);

  • Broadband - mobile

  • Digital media and Digital economy

  • Market forecasts to 2022 (mobile, mobile broadband, fixed broadband).


Executive Summary

Vietnam ranks 18th in BuddeComm's Asian Telecoms Maturity Index

Vietnam is ranked 18th with a Telecoms Maturity Index score of 33. Vietnam is also ranked 11th in the “Developing Nations” category out of 16 countries. (BuddeComm’s “Asian Telecoms Maturity Index”, is an index (on a scale between 0 and 100) that measures and ranks the relative maturity of the telecoms industry in all of the 34 countries in Asia.) Compared to other Asian nations, Vietnam has very low fixed line penetration, low fixed broadband penetration, high mobile penetration and low mobile broadband penetration.

After peaking in 2009 the fixed line market in Vietnam has seen a significant decline by 2017. Further declines are predicted over the next five years to 2022.

Growth has been flat in Vietnam’s mobile market over the past five years. Market growth has been restrained due to a mature and saturated market. Mobile subscriber growth is also expected to be relatively low over the next five years to 2022, driven by growth in the mobile broadband market.

By 2017, all five major mobile operators had been issued 4G licenses, and by early 2018 4G rollouts were well underway. 4G access will open up many opportunities for rural residents to learn, consume entertainment, find jobs and generally narrow the gap between urban and rural areas.

The fixed broadband access has been built on the back of an extensive Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) network, with the more recent focus being on fibre-based services. Subscriber growth in fibre continues to be strong.

Fixed broadband penetration in Vietnam remains low mainly due to a limited number of fixed lines and the dominance of the mobile platform. However the market has grown strongly over the past five years. Over the next five years to 2022 strong growth is expected to continue driven by rising fixed line penetration, in particular the rollout of fibre access.

The digital economy in Vietnam has been flourishing. With initiatives to promote e-commerce throughout the country. The government has been the driving force behind the country’s move into the age of the digital economy. It has been constantly emphasising the need to use e-commerce to improve the country’s economic competitiveness. The government has also been particularly active in the development of cyber laws, because of its deeply ingrained political culture of central control.

Key developments:


  • The fixed line market in Vietnam has seen a significant decline over the past few years.

  • MobiFone and VNPT were directed by the MIC to complete equitisation (a process by which its shares are sold) in 2018 and 2019.

  • Viettel Global announced plans to expand its footprint to Indonesia and Nigeria.

  • Vietnam has seen a very rapid increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past five years.

  • VNPT-Vinaphone completed the conversion of its fixed network from copper to fibre-optic access.

  • Fibre-based broadband (FttH) subscribers have been growing rapidly.

  • Over the next five years to 2022 strong growth is expected to continue in the fixed broadband market.


Companies mentioned in this report:

VNPT; Vinaphone; Mobifone; Viettel; S-Fone; EVN Telecom; Vietnamobile, GMobile/GTel. KT; LG U+; SK Broadband; SK Telecom, Hanaro Telecom.

Vietnam - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Table of Contents

1. Key statistics
1.1 Country Overview
1.1.1 Background
1.1.2 World Trade Organization (WTO)

2. Regional Asian market comparison

3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Market Revenue
3.2 Foreign investment

4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Regulatory authority
4.1.1 Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)
4.1.2 Vietnam Telecommunications Authority (VNTA)
4.2 Government policies
4.3 Telecom licences
4.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)

5. Fixed network operators
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Vietnam Post & Telecommunications (VNPT)
5.3 Viettel
5.4 FPT Telecom
5.5 GTel

6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 National telecom network
6.1.1 Background
6.1.2 Statistics
6.2 New developments
6.2.1 Cross VietNam Cable System (CVCS).
6.2.2 Next Generation Networks (NGNs)
6.3 International infrastructure
6.3.1 Background to development
6.3.2 Statistics
6.3.3 Submarine cable networks
6.3.4 Satellite networks

7. Broadband market
7.1 Market overview and Analysis
7.1.1 Background
7.1.2 Broadband Development Plan
7.1.3 Government control
7.2 Broadband Statistics and Forecasts
7.3 Fixed Broadband Service Providers
7.3.1 DSL Service providers
7.3.2 FTTH Service providers
7.4 Fixed Broadband Technologies
7.4.1 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
7.4.2 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH)
7.5 Other fixed broadband services
7.5.1 WiFi
7.5.2 WiMAX
7.5.3 Cable modem
7.5.4 Satellite internet
7.5.5 Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC)
7.5.6 Vietnam National Internet eXchange (VNIX)
7.5.7 IPv6 v. IPv4
7.6 Competition Issues

8. Digital economy
8.1 Introduction
8.2 E-Commerce
8.2.1 Overview
8.3 E-Government
8.3.1 Overview
8.4 E-Health
8.4.1 E-Medicine
8.4.2 Vaccination management
8.5 E-Education
8.5.1 E-Learning
8.6 Technology parks/focus areas

9. Digital media
9.1 Introduction
9.1.1 Cloud services
9.2 Digitalisation
9.3 Pay TV
9.4 Videostreaming
9.5 Social Media
9.5.1 Introduction
9.6 Media tablets
9.7 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

10. Mobile communications
10.1 Market Overview and Analysis
10.2 Mobile Statistics and Forecasts
10.3 Mobile Broadband Statistics and Forecasts
10.4 Regulatory Issues
10.4.1 Numbering
10.4.2 Registration of prepaid services/SIM cards
10.4.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
10.5 Mobile infrastructure
10.5.1 Digital networks
10.6 Major Mobile Operators
10.6.1 Operator Statistics
10.6.2 VNPT – Historic overview
10.6.3 MobiFone
10.6.4 VNPT-Vinaphone
10.6.5 Viettel
10.6.6 Vietnamobile
10.6.7 GTel Mobile
10.6.8 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
10.7 Mobile Content and Applications
10.7.1 M-Commerce
10.7.2 M-Banking
10.7.3 Mobile Apps
10.7.4 Other m-content
10.8 Mobile Handsets

List of Tables

Table 1 – Country statistics Vietnam – 2017 (e)
Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – 2017 (e)
Table 3 – Internet user statistics – 2017 (e)
Table 4 – Broadband statistics – 2017 (e)
Table 5 – Mobile statistics – 2017 (e)
Table 6 – National telecommunications authorities
Table 7 – Historic - Fixed-line subscribers and market share by operator – 2011
Table 8 – Historic - VNPT fixed-line subscribers and penetration – 2000 – 2005
Table 9 – VNPT fixed-line subscribers and penetration – 2006 – 2016
Table 10 – Historic- Fixed line subscribers, annual change and penetration – 1990 – 2006
Table 11– Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration – 2007 - 2017
Table 12 – Total international internet bandwidth – 2003 - 2017
Table 13 – Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
Table 14 – Internet Users and Penetration – 2007 - 2017
Table 15 – Historic - Internet users and penetration – 1998 - 2006
Table 16 – Historic - DSL subscribers and market share by provider – 2014
Table 17 – VNPT/VDC fixed broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2016
Table 18 – VNPT fixed broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2016
Table 19 – Viettel’s DSL subscribers – 2007 - 2016
Table 20 – Historic - FttH subscribers and market share by provider – 2014
Table 21 – Historic - Fixed broadband DSL subscribers – 2003 - 2016
Table 22 – Historic - FttH subscribers – 2008 - 2016
Table 23 – Historic - Vietnam B2C e-commerce sales indicators
Table 24 – Key broadcasting statistics
Table 25 – Historic - Facebook users and penetration
Table 26 – Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
Table 27 – Historic - mobile subscribers – 1995 - 2006
Table 28 – Total 3G mobile subscribers – 2012 - 2017
Table 29– Mobile services revenue – 2003 - 2016
Table 30 – Mobile services sector estimated ARPU – 1998 - 2016
Table 31 – Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2010 - 2022
Table 32 – Mobile operators – networks
Table 33 – Mobile subscribers and market share by operator - 2017
Table 34 – Historic - VNPT subscribers – 1998 – 2014
Table 35 – MobiFone subscribers – 1998 - 2017
Table 36 – VNPT - Vinaphone subscribers – 1998 - 2017
Table 37 – Viettel subscribers – 2004 - 2017
Table 38 – Historic - HT Mobile (CDMA) subscribers – 2006 - 2009
Table 39 – Vietnamobile (GSM) subscribers – 2009 - 2017
Table 40 – Historic - Gmobile (Beeline) subscribers – 2009 - 2017

List of Charts

Chart 1 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
Chart 2 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index – South East Asia
Chart 3 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 4 – Fixed Broadband vs Mobile Penetration – South East Asia
Chart 5 – Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration – 2007 - 2017
Chart 6 – Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
Chart 7 – Internet Users and Penetration – 2007 - 2017
Chart 8 – Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
Chart 9 – Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2010 - 2022

List of Exhibits

Exhibit 1 – South East Asia -Telecoms Markets- Country Snapshot
Exhibit 2 –MIC’s assigned policy and regulatory responsibilities
Exhibit 3 – Vietnam’s Cyber Law – legislative instruments

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