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.
Apart from the fluctuating subscriber numbers, the mobile market has been characterised by decreasing profits and a fall in investment capital, as well as a drop in tax payments by operators.
Vietnam has seen a very rapid increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past five years driven by a rising level of 3G and 4G mobile subscribers. However the mobile broadband market is still at a relatively early stage of development. Strong growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022.
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.
Companies mentioned in this report:
VNPT; Vinaphone; Mobifone; Viettel; GTel Mobile; Viettel; Vietnamobile
2. Market Overview and Analysis
3. Mobile Statistics and Forecasts
4. Mobile Broadband Statistics and Forecasts
5. Regulatory Issues
5.2 Registration of prepaid services/SIM cards
5.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
6. Mobile infrastructure
6.1 Digital networks
6.1.1 GSM and CDMA
6.1.3 4G / LTE
7. Major Mobile Operators
7.1 Operator Statistics
7.2 VNPT Historic overview
7.5.1 International business
7.7 GTel Mobile
7.8 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
8. Mobile Content and Applications
8.3 Mobile Apps
8.4 Other m-content
9. Mobile Handsets
10. Related reports
List of Tables
Table 1 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Table 2 Historic - mobile subscribers 1995 - 2006
Table 3 Total 3G mobile subscribers 2012 - 2017
Table 4 Mobile services revenue 2003 - 2016
Table 5 Mobile services sector estimated ARPU 1998 - 2016
Table 6 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2010 - 2022
Table 7 Mobile operators networks
Table 8 Mobile subscribers and market share by operator - 2017
Table 9 Historic - VNPT subscribers 1998 2014
Table 10 MobiFone subscribers 1998 - 2017
Table 11 VNPT - Vinaphone subscribers 1998 - 2017
Table 12 Viettel subscribers 2004 - 2017
Table 13 Historic - HT Mobile (CDMA) subscribers 2006 - 2009
Table 14 Vietnamobile (GSM) subscribers 2009 - 2017
Table 15 Historic - Gmobile (Beeline) subscribers 2009 - 2017
List of Charts
Chart 1 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Chart 2 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2010 - 2022