By Nguyen Quy  January 12, 2019 | 05:25 pm GMT+7 People surf internet on their phones at a park in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran Internet connections in Vietnam are expected to drag for weeks as an international submarine internet cable undergoes repairs. The Intra Asia (IA) cable system connecting Vietnam to Hong Kong and other parts of Asia encountered a power failure Thursday morning, local media reported Saturday, citing a source with local internet service provider Viettel. The disruption has happened at several points off Singapore’s shore, Viettel said. The cable is being repaired but nobody is sure when the IA will resume full operations. Several internet service providers have said they are ready to reroute and transfer signals to other cables to minimize the impacts on users. Disrupted internet cables are unfortunately common in Vietnam. The 6,800km (4,225 miles) undersea cable was officially launched in November 2009, … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s internet service to slow down after undersea cable rupture
Local internet service provider
The Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) will put an end to dial-up Internet service on July 15, 2012 due to the dwindling number of subscriptions. VNPT has obtained approval from the Ministry of Information and Communications after sending a report proposing to stop providing the indirect Internet services including VNN 1260, VNN 1269 and VNN 1268. An indirect internet connection is a service connected via the public telephone network by dialing PSTN, once very common in Vietnam when the Internet was first introduced here more than 10 years ago. However, with the popularization of broadband Internet services, many local Internet service providers, such as FPT Telecom, Viettel, and NetNam, stopped offering this service about four years ago. Only VNPT continued the service, mainly for the benefit of society, especially for those in remote areas, but the cost to maintain the network has risen against falling revenue. With the permission of the Ministry of Information … [Read more...] about VNPT to end dial-up Internet service in VN
The Internet is still unwelcome in Vietnam rural areas as people find television game shows more interesting, experts said Thursday at a Hanoi conference about the future of Internet in Vietnam. Experts at the conference blamed local Internet service providers for ignoring the demands of people in rural areas, the news website of Vietnam Television reported. … [Read more...] about Internet services fail to interest rural Vietnam
The rapid development of the internet in Viet Nam has prompted a new management mechanism, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Le Nam Thang has said. "The Party and the Government consider the internet important infrastructure and it thus is important to have as an effective management model," he told a conference held on Tuesday in HCM City reviewing implementation of Decree 97/2008/ND-CP and soliciting contributions for the new decree draft. Thang said after three years of this decree, the number of internet service providers stood around 100, a five-fold increase while the bandwidth had been expanded eight times. There are currently 36,300 internet shops nation-wide. Le Thi Ngoc Mo, deputy head of the ministry's Communications Department, said the new regulations would intensify the control over the operation of internet shops, particularly those providing online games services to the public.She said a three-hour time limit was proposed for people playing … [Read more...] about New decree drafted to address changes in internet services
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?