VIETNAM TELECOMMUNICATION INDUSTRY

Vietnam telecommunication industry continues to have significant growth potential, especially in the field of 3G for mobile phones and FTTH for wired networks. In the first 9 months of 2018, the information and communication sector has dropped to the 9th position in the sectors with the most FDI investment.

According to the data from the Department of Telecommunications, by the end of September 2018, number of Internet subscribers nationwide was estimated to reach 76.76 million people, in which the number of fixed broadband subscribers was estimated at 12.56 million and the number of mobile broadband subscribers was estimated at 64.2 million.

After a long time of testing 4G services at the end of 2016. At the beginning of Q2/ 2017, 3 big operators VinaPhone, MobiFone and Viettel officially launched 4G services. These operators also quickly installed 4G BTS stations to meet the demand of people.
According to the test plan from the beginning of 2017, the Telecommunications Department has tested the 4G network quality of 3 operators (VinaPhone, MobiFone and Viettel).

In the first 9 months of 2018, continuing the growth from 2017, revenue from mobile services is estimated at 5 billion USD. By the end of September 2018, the number of mobile subscribers in the whole market was estimated at 123.91 million, up 3.25% compared to the end of 2017.

By the end of 2017 with 55.5% market share, Viettel is still the market leader in the number of mobile subscribers. After a long time holding the 2nd position in market share, Mobifone has lost this position to VinaPhone since Q3/ 2018.

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Executive summary
1. Business environment
1.1 Macroeconomic situation
1.2 Legal framework
2. Industry overview
2.1 Current status of the telecommunications industry in the world
2.1.1 Market scale
2.1.2 Internet
2.1.3 Mobile phones
2.1.4 Landline phones
2.2 Current status of Vietnam telecommunications industry
2.2.1 History of the industry
2.2.2 Telecommunications market scale and infrastructure
 Market scale
 Internet
 Mobile phones
 Landline phones
2.2.3 Competitive analysis
2.3 Industry development trends
2.4 Industry planning
3. Enterprise analysis
3.1 VNPT
3.2 VNPT – VinaPhone
3.3 Viettel
3.4 MobiFone
3.5 Evaluation of the top three business results
VNPT Telecommunications Group
VNPT Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group – VinaPhone
Vietnam Military Telecoms Company – Viettel telecom
Vietnam Mobile Telecom Services Corporation – Mobifone

Figure 1: Revenue from typical businesses, 2014 – Q1/2018e
Figure 2: GDP growth rate by quater, 2015 – Q1/2018
Figure 3: Market scale of electronics retail in Vietnam by quarter, Q1/2013 – Q3/2018
Figure 4: Population pyramid, 2016
Figure 5: Rate of urbanization, 2012 – 2017
Figure 6: World Telecommunication Market Revenue, 2005 – 2017e
Figure 7: Telecommunications market revenue by region,   2012 – 2019f
Figure 8: Number of internet users in the world, 2005 – 2017
Figure 9: Number of internet users by region, 2010 – 2017
Figure 10: Penetration rate per 100 people by region, 2005 – 2017
Figure 11: Number of Internet subscribers in Asia-Pacific region, 2005 – 2017
Figure 12: Number of fixed broadband Internet subscribers worldwide, 2005 – 2017e
Figure 13: Fixed broadband penetration, 2008 – 2017e
Figure 14: The number of fixed broadband subscribers in Asia Pacific, 2005 – 2017e
Figure 15: Fixed broadband penetration rates by region, 2010 – 2017e
Figure 16: Number of mobile broadband subscribers in the world, 2010 – 2017
Figure 17: Number of mobile broadband subscribers by region, 2010 – 2017
Figure 18: Mobile broadband penetration rates by region, 2011-2017
Figure 19: The number of mobile broadband connections in Asia-Pacific, 2010 – 2017
Figure 20: The penetration rate of 2G, 3G, 4G networks in the world, 2008 – 2020f
Figure 21: Internet charges/income per capita by country group, 2015

Figure 22: Number of mobile subscribers in the world, 2008 – 2017
Figure 23: Mobile phone penetration rates and subscribers worldwide, 2010 – 2016e
Figure 24: Mobile subscribers in Asia Pacific, 2005 – 2017
Figure 25: Mobile penetration per 100 people by region, 2010 – 2017
Figure 26: Top 25 telecom operators that have the highest revenue, 2016
Figure 27: Number of subscribers and fixed service penetration, 2005 – 2017
Figure 28: Landline phone service penetration rate by country group, 2005 – 2016
Figure 29: Total landline phone subscribers by region, 2005 – 2017
Figure 30: Penetration rate per 100 people by region, 2005 – 2017
Figure 31: Top 10 countries that have the highest indicators of information technology and communication development in the world, 2017
Figure 32: Top 10 countries that have the highest indicators of information technology and communication development in Southeast Asia, 2017
Figure 33: Telecoms revenue, 2011 – 9T/2018e
Figure 34: FDI attraction by sector, 9T/2018
Figure 35: Number of internet users, 2010 – 9T/2018e
Figure 36: Revenue from Internet, 2010 – 9T/2018e
Figure 37: Number of fixed broadband internet subscribers and 3G mobile network, 2012 – 9T/2018e
Figure 38: Market share (subscribers) of broadband Internet service, 2017e
Figure 39: Subscriber structure of fixed boardband internet by chanel, 9/2018
Figure 40: Market share under xDSL internet subscribers, 2017e
Figure 41: Market share under FTTH internet subscribers, 2017e
Figure 42: Total Internet connection in domestic and international, 2010 – 9/2018e
Figure 43: 2G and 3G subscribers, 2011 – Q1/2018e
Figure 44: Market share by subscribers of 2G services of enterprises, 2013-2017e
Figure 45: Market share by 3G service subscriber of enterprises, 2013-2017e
Figure 46: Number of 2G and 3G BTS stations, 2016-2017e
Figure 47: Speed of 4G in some countries, 6/2018
Figure 48: Quality of 4G services of main telecom operators, 2017
Figure 49: 3G & 4G universality in some countries, 2016
Figure 50: Time to use wifi in some countries, 2016
Figure 51: Mobile market, 2011 – 9/2018
Figure 52: Market share (subscribers) by businesses, 2017e
Figure 53: Number of mobile subscribers by business,  2013 – 2017e
Figure 54: Revenue of Landline phone, 2010 – 9/2018e
Figure 55: Number of landline subscribers, 2011 – 9/2018e
Figure 56: Landline subscriber rate per 100 people, 2006 – 2016
Figure 57: Market share (subscription) of landline phone service, 2014-2016
Figure 58: Revenue from typical businesses, 2014 – 6M/2018e
Figure 59: Pre-tax profit of typical enterprises, 2014 – 6M/2018e

Table 1: Telephone network code
Table 2: Turnover by service constitutes of businesses, 2015
Table 3: Distribution model of VinaPhone and MobiFone
Table 4: Comparison among 4G package prices from typical operators, 2017
Table 5: Comparison among internet prices from typical operators, 2017