14:11 | 12/04/2016 Science - Technology
(VEN) - The Ministry of Information and Communications organized a meeting to review the Law on Telecommunications and Law on Radio Frequencies. Delegates when addressing a meeting said that telecommunications infrastructure has strongly developed.
The number of telecommunications enterprises has rapidly increased in recent years
The Law on Telecommunications and Law on Radio Frequencies were passed on November 23, 2009 by the 12th National Assembly at its sixth session. Since taking effect on July 1, 2010, Vietnam’s telecommunications infrastructure has been significantly improved. The number of mobile subscribers has strongly increased from 45 million in 2009 to more than 120 million by the end of 2015. In particular, 3G subscribers have to date reached nearly 40 million, while the number of microwave transmission lines for telecommunications has also witnessed a four-fold increase compared to 2009.
The provision of the Law on Telecommunications and Law on Radio Frequencies has paved the way for the formation of the market for the broadcasting sector, contributing to creating favorable conditions for the development of digital television in Vietnam, improving efficiency and freeing bandwidth. In addition, the number of walkie-talkies used in airports, taxis, supermarkets and restaurants has strongly increased. The country currently has 22 domestic and international airports that have been equipped with instrument landing systems and radio stations to ensure safety for flights.
As many as 1,880 vessels have also been equipped with communications equipment to ensure safety. In addition, some 10,873 offshore fishing vessels have used long range communication equipment to receive information from the coast, contributing to ensuring safety for fishermen. In the last five years, telecommunications and internet in Vietnam have become popular at every home, office and school and have been seen as essential services in people’s daily life.
The number of telecommunications enterprises has rapidly increased, contributing to creating healthy competition and ensuring transparency. Advanced technologies in the world have been applied in the Vietnamese market, creating favorable conditions for stable development of telecommunications enterprises. Various types of new services have been introduced with good quality at reasonable prices, meeting the needs of all classes in the society.
However the telecommunications market still faces unfair competition, causing negative impacts on sustainable development. In addition, enterprises have still coped with many difficulties in developing infrastructure and sharing base transceiver stations.
Revenues in the telecommunications sector reached an estimated VND340 trillion in 2015, an increase of VND116 trillion compared to 2009. Domestic telecommunications enterprises have had sufficient resources to implement investment projects abroad.