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Vietnam - Broadband Market and Forecasts


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Vietnam - Broadband Market and Forecasts

Having come late to the internet, Vietnam has only recently been exploring the possibilities to be found in higher access speeds. The initial roll-out of some broadband services has been followed by a strong surge in growth, but broadband remained a small but expanding market segment. It needed a stronger market focus by the providers; this seemed to have finally happened with the arrival of mobile broadband. Given that there are signs of an increasingly internet savvy population, it will be interesting to see to what extent the mobile broadband offerings are embraced by the market. Interestingly, the government has been particularly active in the development of cyber laws, no doubt because of its deeply ingrained political culture of central control. This report looks at the development of broadband in Vietnam, as well as providing some general background on the country's internet market; it also presents some information on the embryonic e-commerce market.

In this report we also include scenario forecasts for fixed internet subscriber growth to 2015 and 2020.

Key developments:

the broadband market has started to grow strongly in Vietnam;
annual growth in fixed broadband subscribers running at around 20% in 2013;
mobile broadband subscribers had passed 17 million by early 2013;
government controls over the internet continued to be a subject of some controversy.

Companies covered in this report include:

VNPT; Vietnam Datacommunications Company (VDC); FPT Telecom; SaiGonNet; NetNam; Vietnam Television Technology Investment and Development Company (VTC).


1. Synopsis
2. Broadband market in Vietnam
2.1 Overview
2.1.1 Dial-up services
2.1.2 Tablet market
2.2 Broadband and internet statistics
2.3 Forecasts internet services 2015; 2020
2.4 Background to internet development in Vietnam
2.5 Regulatory environment
2.5.1 Background
2.5.2 Government control
2.5.3 Cyber Law
2.6 Broadband technologies
2.6.1 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
2.6.2 Cable modem
2.6.3 Wireless broadband
2.6.4 Satellite internet
3. Content and e-services
3.1 E-commerce
3.1.1 E-commerce development
3.1.2 Government planning and regulation
3.2 E-Government
3.2.1 E-NA
3.2.2 E-taxation
3.3 E-education
3.4 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
3.4.1 Background
4. Notes on scenario forecasts
5. Related reports
Table 1 Fixed broadband subscribers 2003 - 2014
Table 2 Fixed broadband subscribers and household overview 2012
Table 3 Mobile-broadband subscribers 2010 - 2013
Table 4 Internet users and penetration 1998 - 2014
Table 5 Fixed internet subscribers 1998 - 2012
Table 6 Households with internet access (%) 2005 - 2013
Table 7 Total international internet bandwidth 2003 - 2013
Table 8 Forecast fixed internet subscribers and penetration rates 2015; 2020
Table 9 Fixed broadband DSL subscribers 2003 - 2012
Table 10 VNPT/VDC fixed broadband subscribers 2006 - 2011
Chart 1 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2005 - 2013
Chart 2 Internet users and penetration 2000 - 2013
Chart 3 Total international internet bandwidth 2005 - 2013
Chart 4 Fixed broadband DSL subscribers 2003 - 2012

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