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Telecommunication in Vietnam

Compared to the European Union, Vietnam has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +84, there were a total of 142.14 m connections in 2020. Among them were 138.93 m million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.4 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Vietnam is back. Around 70% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 17% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 189,553 webhosts, Vietnam is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 70.05 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Vietnam ranked 60th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 65.43 Mbit/second (34th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 20th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Vietnam comes 56th with a download speed of 44.49 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 20 Mbit was only enough for 14th place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Mai 2021 from 180 countries.

The following diagrams show the development of the various telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.


Access to the Internet in Vietnam from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Vietnam 2002 - 2020

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020



Distribution in 2020Vietnam
Total
Vietnam
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users68.42 m70.29 %393.46 m87.87 %
Broadband users16.70 m17.16 %162.67 m36.33 %
Landlines3.21 m3.29 %159.99 m35.73 %
Mobile cellulars138.93 m142.73 %541.96 m121.03 %