Vietnam Approves 3G Firms

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Apr. 13 – The Vietnamese government has approved telecommunications providers to license 3G mobile phone services.

Viettel, Vinaphone, MobiFone, and a venture between Hanoi Telecom and EVN Telecom were named as the four firms qualified for licensing, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications.

The companies will be able to fulfill network infrastructure and equipment requirements in the next three months for formal licensing.

The Vietnamese market for telecommunications still has a lot of potential with more than 70 million mobile subscribers. Viettel and MobiFone have 26 million subscribers each, while Vinaphone has 20 million subscribers.