The 3G and 4G brands are here to stay in the market. That is the message from a trio expos Vietnam International Communications Summit & Expo 2011 (Vietnam Comm 2011), Vietnam International Internet & IT Exhibition 2011 (Vietnam Internet & IT 2011) and International Exhibition on Electronics Products in Vietnam 2011 (Vietnam Electronics 2011) which open on November 16. Typically, VNPT Group’s VinaPhone and MobiFone have gained successes through providing 3G services. Bui Quoc Viet, director of VNPT Group’s information centre, said the two mobile operator affiliates had signed an increased number of 3G subscribers. VinaPhone reportedly signed up around two million regular users of 3G services. 3G revenue accounted for 13 per cent of VinaPhone’s revenue. MobiFone also reported a robust growth of 3G users, as 18 per cent of this operator’s subscribers ranging from aged 15 to 24 use 3G services regularly. However, revenues from 3G service mostly come … [Read more...] about 3G services here to stay in Vietnam
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VietNamNet Bridge - Apple SIM services are available in 140 countries, including in the Southeast Asian region, except for Vietnam because partners of Apple have not cooperated with local networks. According to an announcement from Apple, Apple SIM services are now supported in 140 countries and territories around the world. Except for China and Vietnam, most of the countries in the region such as Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos have Apple SIM support networks. To bring Apple SIM to these countries, Apple has signed contracts with major telecommunications companies such as AT&T, AU, EE, Sprint, Three, T Mobile, GigSky and AlwaysOnline Wireless. Of these, GigSky is the largest partner as it brings Apple SIM to more than 100 countries and territories. In Southeast Asia, GigSky signed with most telecom networks (except for those in Vietnam) to provide the package of 500 MB/30 days of use, with the charges varying on each country. According to Zing … [Read more...] about Why is Vietnam not among the 140 countries with Apple SIM?
Vietnam Mobile Telecom Services (MobiFone) has recently launched new packages that provide calling, SMS and data services for tourists. Vietnam currently receives around 7 to 10 million tourists each year, and a number of firms have recognised a change in the demand for mobile phone services. More people require data services with internet access included. While in the past, tourists were limited to sending and receiving messages MobiFone's new packages offer more services to customers. Now users are able to share their photos and videos on social networks. In order to meet demand, MobiFone has started Happy Tourist services. Aimed at speakers of six languages: Chinese, English, Russian, Japanese, South Korean and Vietnamese, it provides both calling and data service for tourists, it has made mobile service accessible and easy to manage for people from those countries at a reasonable cost. There are two separate packages: the Happy Tourist Data package, including SMS and data … [Read more...] about MobiFone offers new data services for tourists
Customers registered for their roaming service at a MobiFone transaction in Ha Noi.— Photo Giaoduc.vn HA NOI (Biz Hub) —MobiFone Vietnam started cutting its tariffs for roaming in 58 countries and territories on July 1, to meet its customer's growing demand for services while abroad. The new tariff offers discount rates from 5 up to 45 per cent from the current roaming charges in many countries and territories. For example, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the UAE's roaming service has been cut by 45 per cent, Russia: 35 per cent, Switzerland: 27 per cent , Malaysia and the Philippines: 22 per cent, the United States: 12 per cent, Japan and France: 9 per cent, and Cambodia and Laos: 5 per cent. MobiFone also offers three unlimited data packages for mobile internet in nine countries and regions. To date, MobiFone has partnered with nearly 400 networks in 140 countries and territories. Customers can find more details about the programme at www.mobifone.com.vn or call +84904144144 when … [Read more...] about MobiFone offers 45% discount for international roaming charges
Telecom firms have sought cooperation with free call and message app providers to cut lost usage due to the apps, but a deal seems impossible as the two sides do not share the same profit vision. Sources from the three market dominators Viettel, VinaPhone and MobiFone said no agreements have been reached though they had joined talks with providers of OTT (over the top) apps like Zalo, Line and Kakao Talk, which are not linked to traditional telecom or Internet service providers, but operate atop established Internet connections. Insiders said developing a joint product would be the most simple way for the telcos to lessen the impacts of the apps on their revenues, compared to developing their own apps or taking over the providers. But they also said such a product is unlikely to be developed as telecommunication businesses and OTT businesses are two different models. The former make money from charging calls and messages while the latter from ad impressions served up on the apps. The … [Read more...] about Vietnam profit-stressed telcos unlikely to ink deals with free apps