Broadband internet: network operators miss out

Most network operators provide high-speed internet service with the speed of 20 Mpbs or more, but they still cannot satisfy demand for associated services such as IPTV, VOD, Video Conference and IP Camera. According to Internet World Stars, the number of internet users in 2017 in Asia is expected to account for half of the total number of users around the globe (49.6 percent). Vietnam ranks sixth in Asia and 17th out of 20 countries in the world with the highest numbers of internet users. The most updated report by the Ministry of Information and Communication showed that in April 2013, Vietnam had 210,000 fiber optic subscribers, while the figure soared to 4.5 million in April 2016. Of these, 37 percent are fixed broadband subscribers.

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