VietNamNet Bridge - In the competition among IPTV service providers, the big guy VNPT (Vietnam Post and Telecommunication Group) has bigger advantages than others thanks to its existing strong infrastructure for fixed telephone line and ADSL. A report shows that Vietnam now has 1 million IPTV subscribers who are using the services of VNPT, Viettel, FPT and VTC. Technologically, IPTV can bring more utilities to users than cable TV, satellite or terrestrial digital TV. Meanwhile, IPTV services are cheaper than other types of pay-TV with the subscription fee of VND60,000-135,000 a month. There are about 60-100 channels serving clients together with many added value service packages. According to Nguyen Van Khoa, General Director of FPT Telecom, the biggest advantage of IPTV is the high interaction between service providers and clients and the capability of providing services to the individuals' orders. Users can store their loved programs for watching later at any time. Especially, … [Read more...] about Big ADSL service providers have advantages in IPTV race
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VietNamNet Bridge - The two big Internet service providers -- VNPT and FPT may see their ADSL subscribers quit the networks and use CMC Telecom's Internet service on cable TV. On March 6, CMC Telecom, a big telecom group, and VTCV, a big cable TV content service provider, signed a strategic cooperation on providing Internet services on VCTV's cable TV infrastructure network. CMC Telecom said the service would be provided from August 2013, and hoped that about 200,000 VCTV subscribers would use the CMC Telecom's Internet service on GigaNet Home. In the immediate time, CMC Telecom would develop the cable TV-based Internet service GigaNet Home in Hanoi, then in the northern provinces of Bac Ninh, Hai Phong and Hai Duong provinces, where there is a high number of VCTV's subscribers. The telecom group hopes that it would have 30 percent of clients using GigaNet Home. When the service is launched, with just one signal transmission line, VCTV's subscribers not only can use cable TV … [Read more...] about Telecom-TV service providers’ cooperation would be a threat to ADSL service?
VietNamNet Bridge - How to retain ADSL subscribers is a difficult question for service providers. The problem is that subscribers nowadays change service providers like they change clothes every day. No exact figure about ADSL subscribers VNPT (the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group) is now holding the biggest market share of 75-80 percent, while the remaining shares are held by Viettel and FPT Telecom. However, there is no exact figure about the number of Internet subscribers. Statistics show that by the end of 2008, VNPT had had 1.7 million ADSL subscribers, FPT Telecom 330,000, and Viettel 400,000. By 2009, VNPT said it had had over 2.5 million subscribers, Viettel 530,000 and FPT 440,000. With the figures, VNPT still led the market, followed by Viettel and then FPT. … [Read more...] about Internet subscribers leave – the headache to service providers
VietNamNet Bridge - Analysts believe that 2011 will be a tough year for telecom companies because it is getting more and more difficult to seek clients for broadband ADSL internet services The "hot development age" is over Just several years ago, broadband Internet ADSL was the top choice of internet users in big urban areas, cities and in rural areas. The demand for installing ADSL was so high that sometimes enterprises did not have enough DSLAM (Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer) to provide services. Nowadays, ADSL services have been threatened by new rivals such as broadband 3G Internet and optical cable FTTH. … [Read more...] about ADSL service providers have a tough year ahead with fierce competition
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam once witnessed the boom of Internet ADSL services. The number of ADSL subscribers once grew so sharply that the service quality upgrading could not catch up with the increase. However, things are different now. … [Read more...] about ADSL no longer an attractive piece of cake for telecom service providers