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Vietnam - Mobile Communications, Mobile Operators, and Forecasts Product Image

Vietnam - Mobile Communications, Mobile Operators, and Forecasts

  • Published: April 2014
  • Region: Vietnam
  • 37 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

Vietnam’s mobile market has grown strongly over the last decade, evidence that the competition model the government has put in place, although with some limitations, has been working. In 2011 and into 2012, however, after mobile penetration had moved rapidly upwards the market started to stall. Demand had dropped and growth slowed significantly. The competitive nature of the mobile segment is due in no small part to it being opened up to new players, importantly including some with no involvement of the state-owned VNPT. With the operators very keen to remain competitive and at least maintain market share, the overcrowded market will inevitably rationalise; that process has begun with the takeover of EVN Telecom by Viettel. As with most other Asian mobile markets, growth in Vietnam was boosted by the early introduction of prepaid mobile services and prepaid remains a vital component of the business today. The view of the market is confused by the reporting of inconsistent subscriber figures, with the government appearing to adjust previously issued figures. The conflicting numbers have made it difficult to obtain a considered view of the market.

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1. Synopsis
2. Mobile communications
2.1 Vietnam’s mobile market
2.1.1 Overview
2.1.2 Background
2.1.3 Mobile statistics
2.1.4 Forecasts – mobile services – 2015; 2020
2.1.5 Tariffs and revenue
2.1.6 Market restructuring: Equitisation
2.1.7 Market restructuring: merging of Mobifone and Vinaphone
2.1.8 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
2.2 Mobile market developments
2.2.1 Mobile handset market – 2011 / 2012
2.2.2 SIM card fee
2.2.3 SIM registration
2.2.4 Controls on SIM cards
2.2.5 Viettel’s takeover of EVN Telecom
2.2.6 Handset manufacture
2.3 Regulatory issues
2.3.1 Sales promotion regulation
2.3.2 Prepaid subscriber registration
2.3.3 Handset importation
2.4 Mobile technologies
2.4.1 GSM and CDMA
2.4.2 Third Generation (3G) services
2.4.3 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
2.5 Mobile voice services
2.5.1 Prepaid
2.5.2 Registration of prepaid services
2.6 Mobile data services
2.6.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
2.6.2 Multimedia Message Service (MMS)
2.6.3 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
2.6.4 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
2.6.5 International remittances
2.7 Mobile applications
3. Major mobile operators
3.1 VNPT
3.1.1 Overview
3.1.2 Merger proposal
3.2 Mobifone
3.2.1 Overview
3.2.2 Corporate structure
3.2.3 Network development
3.3 Vinaphone
3.3.1 Overview
3.3.2 Corporate structure
3.3.3 Network development
3.4 S-Fone (S-Telecom)
3.4.1 S-Fone statistics
3.5 Viettel
3.5.1 Overview
3.5.2 Network development
3.5.3 Overseas ventures
3.6 EVN Telecom
3.6.1 Overview
3.6.2 Development of 3G
3.6.3 Fixed wireless service
3.6.4 Internet services
3.6.5 Acquisition by Viettel
3.7 Vietnamobile (formerly Hutchison Vietnam/HT Mobile)
3.8 Gmobile (formerly Beeline)
4. Notes on scenario forecasts
5. Related reports
Table 1 – Mobile subscribers – 1995 - 2014
Table 3 – Mobile operators – networks and total subscribers – 2012
Table 4 – Mobile subscribers and market share by operator – 2012
Table 5 – Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2015; 2020
Table 6 – Mobile services revenue – 1993 - 2012
Table 7 – Mobile services sector estimated ARPU – 1998 - 2012
Table 8 – 3G mobile subscribers by operator – 2012 - 2013
Table 10 –VNPT subscribers – 1998 – 2012
Table 11 – Mobifone subscribers – 1998 - 2012
Table 12 – MobiFone: 3G subscribers – 2012 - 2013
Table 13 – Vinaphone subscribers – 1998 - 2012
Table 14 – VinaPhone: 3G subscribers – 2012 - 2013
Table 15 – S-Fone subscribers – 2003 - 2012
Table 16 – Viettel subscribers – 2004 - 2012
Table 17 – Viettel Vietnam: 3G subscribers – 2012 - 2013
Table 18 – EVN Telecom subscribers – 2006 - 2012
Table 19 – HT Mobile (CDMA) subscribers – 2006 - 2009
Table 20 – Vietnamobile (GSM) subscribers – 2009 - 2012
Table 21 – Hutchison Vietnam 3G subscribers – 2012 - 2013
Table 22 – Gmobile (Beeline) subscribers – 2009 - 2012
Chart 1 – Mobile subscribers and annual change – 2005 - 2013
Chart 2 – Mobile subscribers and market share by operator – 2012
Chart 3 – Mobile services revenue – 2000 - 2012
Chart 4 – VNPT subscribers – 2000 - 2012

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