Military-run telecom Viettel will provide its users with 1.3 million new mobile phone numbers starting with 096.
Accordingly, the company has become the only provider owning multi-number networks in the local telecom market.
Meanwhile, Saigon Postel (STP) has been allowed to shift from CDMA to 3G technology.
STP was required by the Ministry of Information and Communication to ensure the rights and interests of subscribers and implement measures to make sure their telecom network works well.
In its own move, MobiFone will offer a newspaper-reading service via MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) to its mobile subscribers.
Such a service will cover general news, sports, entertainment and economic news.
To use this service, subscribers will need internet connections, support and the ability to receive MMS messages.