Vietnam Telecommunications Report Q2 2016
BMI View: Vietnam has experienced strong uptake of 3G and fibre broadband in 2015, demonstrating therising inclination towards both mobile and fixed data use. We now hold a more positive outlook on theadoption of premium services and advanced networks, although the government's restrictions on 4Grollouts could restrict operators' abilities to meet rising data needs in the short term.Latest Updates & Industry Developments
We are forecasting 134.12mn mobile subscribers by end-2020, for a 136.64% penetration rate. Out of thisnumber, 55.91mn will be 3G/ 4G connections. However, we highlight the figure is distorted by inactiveprepaid subscriptions and multiple SIM ownership.• Viettel has installed approximately 200 LTE-enabled base transmission stations (BTSs) in the residentialarea of Vung Tau City, Ba Ria City and Long Dien District after being granted permission by thegovernment to conduct 4G trials. Rising data consumption could increase subscribers' appetite for fasterdata transmission speeds through 4G, and Viettel is keen to be the first operator to move into the area.
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