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Vietnam - Broadband Market and Forecasts

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 20 million by early 2014;
there has been rapid growth in fibre-based internet services over the last few years;
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 broadband internet services 2015; 2020
2.4 Background to internet development in Vietnam
2.5 Information Technology (IT) focus areas
2.6 Regulatory environment
2.6.1 Background
2.6.2 Government control
2.6.3 Cyber Law
2.7 Broadband technologies
2.7.1 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
2.7.2 Cable modem
2.7.3 Fibre-based services
2.7.4 Wireless broadband
2.7.5 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 2013
Table 3 Mobile-broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 - 2014
Table 4 Internet users and penetration 1998 - 2014
Table 5 Fixed internet subscribers 1998 - 2013
Table 6 Households with internet access 2005 - 2014
Table 7 Total international internet bandwidth 2003 - 2014
Table 8 Forecast fixed broadband internet subscribers and penetration rates 2015; 2020
Table 9 Fixed broadband DSL subscribers 2003 - 2014
Table 10 VNPT/VDC fixed broadband subscribers 2006 - 2013
Table 11 DSL subscribers and market share by provider May 2014
Table 12 FttH subscribers 2008 - 2014
Table 13 FttH subscribers and market share by provider May 2014
Chart 1 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2005 - 2014
Chart 2 Internet users and penetration 2005 - 2014
Chart 3 Fixed broadband DSL subscribers 2005 - 2014

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