Vietnamobile

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Vietnamobile
Joint venture
Industry Telecommunications
Predecessor HT Mobile
Founded April 2009
Area served
Vietnam
Services Mobile telephone company
Owner Hanoi Telecom and Hutchison Asia Telecom Group
Website vietnamobile.com.vn

Vietnamobile is a Vietnamese mobile network operator. It is a joint-venture of Hanoi Telecom and Hutchison Asia Telecom Group[1] and the fourth largest provider as of 2012.[2]

History[edit]

HT Mobile was set up in 2007 as a joint-venture of Hanoi Telecom and Hutchison Asia Telecom Group.[3] It was renamed to Vietnamobile in 2009, accompanied by the adoption of GSM technology to replace the less popular CDMA.[3]

It started offering 3G services in late 2011, long after its major competitors.[1]

Market share and competitors[edit]

Vietnamobile had a market share (estimated based on revenues) of 8% in 2012.[2] Its main competitors are Viettel with a market share of 40.67%, Vinaphone with 30%, MobiFone with 17.9%, the three large state-owned providers with a market share of almost 90%.[2] The only smaller competitors are Gmobile and S-Fone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vietnamobile commercializes 3G service". Saigon Times. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Năm 2012 khó khăn của các mạng di động nhỏ". Gafin.vn. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "HT Mobile successor to launch service". Saigon Times. 5 February 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2013.