A survey of 5,800 Vietnamese people shows the average time spent by these people using the Internet everyday last year is 130 minutes, says a research organization.
The survey’s result was released by Cimigo, an independent team of marketing and brand research specialists, at the “Vietnam Mobile Advertising 2012” seminar held in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday.
About 95 percent of Internet users in those localities are between the ages of 15 and 24, said Le-Usami Vann, online research director of the organization, which is headquartered in HCMC’s Binh Thanh District.
The higher the age of Internet users, the less they use the network, Vann said.
Of the people surveyed, 93 percent says they use the Internet to read news and search information, while 74 percent say they usually seek for information about new products and brands from the Internet.
Vietnam is one of the most wired countries in the world, with 31 million, or about 35 percent of the country’s population, having used the Internet by May 2012. The internet began to appear in the country in 1997, according to Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC).
As of last month, the total number of broadband subscribers has reached more than 4,365,000 and the number of registered Vietnamese domain names has amounted to 766,700.