MobiFone

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Vietnam Mobile Telecom Services Company
Type Limited Liability (TNHH)
Industry Mobile telecommunications
Founded April 16, 1993
Headquarters Hanoi, Vietnam
Key people Le Nam Tra (CEO)
Products Mobile networks, Telecom services
Revenue 40.8 trillion VND (around $4bn)[1]
Operating income 6.6 trillion VND (around $330m)
Employees approx. 3000
Parent VNPT
Website www.mobifone.com.vn

Vietnam Mobile Telecom Services (with the brand MobiFone Vietnamese: Công ty Thông tin di động Việt Nam) is a major Vietnamese mobile network operator headquartered in Trung Hoa Nhan Chinh, Hanoi. Founded on April 16, 1993, as a GSM launcher, MobiFone is the first and currently third largest telecommunications provider in Vietnam.[2] It is wholly owned by the state-owned VNPT.

Market share and competitors[edit]

MobiFone had a market share (estimated based on revenues) of 17.9% in 2012.[2] Its main competitors are Viettel with 40.67% market share and Vinaphone with 30%, which is also owned by VNPT.[2] Together, the big three control almost 90% of the market, with the rest controlled by Vietnamobile with 8%, Gmobile (formerly Beeline) with 3.2% and S-Fone with 0.1%.[2]

History[edit]

2011[edit]

  • Foundation of the Mobile Telecom Services Center VI. Commemorating 18 year-establishment anniversary of MobiFone.

2008[edit]

  • Foundation of the Mobile Telecom Services Center V. Commemorating 15 year-establishment anniversary of MobiFone.
  • The Value Added Services Center was founded.
  • MobiFone ranked as the first position in the Vietnam’s mobile telephony subscription market share.

2006[edit]

  • Foundation of the Mobile Telecom Services Center IV.

2005[edit]

  • VMS liquidated the BCC with Kinnevik/Comvik (Sweden).
  • The State of Vietnam and Ministry of Posts and Telematics (now is Ministry of Information and Communications) officially decided to equitize VMS.
  • Mr. Le Ngoc Minh has become Director of VMS since retirement of Mr. Dinh Van Phuoc.

1995[edit]

  • Committed a Business Cooperation Contract (BCC) with Kinnevik/Comvik (Sweden).
  • Foundation of the Mobile Telecom Services Center III.

1994[edit]

  • Foundation of the Mobile Telecom Services Center I & II.

1993[edit]

  • Foundation of Vietnam Mobile Telecom Services Company (VMS).
  • Director is Mr Dinh Van Phuoc.

Achievements[edit]

Awards in 2009[edit]

  • “The most favorite mobile operator in 2009”; “The best customer care operator in 2009” voted by Vietnamnet cyber newspaper and E-Chip Mobile Magazine;
  • "The best customer care operator in 2009" granted by Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications at Vietnam ICT Awards 2009.
  • According to an independent report by TNS, a market research company, MobiFone is the number 1 mobile carrier among 7 mobile carriers in Vietnam in terms of level of awareness, favorite and the willing of using the services.

Awards in 2008[edit]

  • “The excellent ICT business in 2008” voted by PC World’s readers;
  • “The best quality service provider in 2008” voted by Saigon Tiep Thi Newspaper;
  • “The most favorite mobile operator in 2008”; “The best customer care operator in 2008” voted by Vietnamnet cyber newspaper and E-Chip Mobile Magazine;
  • “The excellent mobile operator” granted by Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications at Vietnam ICT Awards 2008;
  • “The best customer care operator in 2008” granted by Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications at Vietnam ICT Awards 2008.

Awards in 2007[edit]

  • “The most favorite mobile telephony operator 2007” voted by E-Chip Mobile Magazine - Vietnam Mobile Awards;
  • Ranked TOP 20 among 200 biggest businesses in Vietnam by UNDP;
  • TOP 10 “Strong Brand” in 2006 - 2007 voted by Vietnam Economic Newspaper.

Awards in 2006[edit]

  • “The most favourite operator 2006” and “The best customer care operator 2006” voted by E-Chip Mobile Magazine under the Vietnam Mobile Awards chain;
  • “The famous brand 2006” voted by Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry;
  • “Ranked 1st among TOP 10 strong and potential brand of Vietnamese economy” voted by Le Courierr du Vietnam newspaper on the occasion of APEC Summit 2006.

Awards in 2005[edit]

  • “The best mobile telephony operator in 2005” voted by E-Chip Mobile Magazine;
  • “Strong Brand 2005” voted by Vietnam Economic Newspaper.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "77,6% lợi nhuận VNPT đến từ MobiFone". Gafin.vn. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Năm 2012 khó khăn của các mạng di động nhỏ". Gafin.vn. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 

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