Vietnam’s telecom market moves into a slower development phase after many years of enjoying annual subscriber growth increases of 170 to 200 per cent.
The General Statistics Office revealed there were a total of 127.8 million telephone accounts nationwide, down 11 per cent from last year, with the number of fixed telephone accounts at 15.5 million, decreasing 5.2 per cent, and the number of mobile phone accounts standing at 112.3 million, down 11.8 per cent.
This was the first time since early year the number of telephone accounts had fallen after four months of rises.
The ADSL broadband market has also seen the number of subscribers in February fall from January levels.
According to telecom specialists, the situation was predictable as the services of network suppliers were improving, so users only needed to use the services of one operator, instead of two.