Communications

Telephones – fixed lines:

total subscriptions: 5.56 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 6 (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 28

Telephones – mobile cellular:

total: 136.1 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 146 (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 10

Telephone system:

general assessment: Vietnam is putting considerable effort into modernization and expansion of its telecommunication system

domestic: all provincial exchanges are digitalized and connected to Hanoi, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City by fiber-optic cable or microwave radio relay networks; main lines have been increased, and the use of mobile telephones is growing rapidly

international: country code – 84; a landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-3, the C2C, and Thailand-Vietnam-Hong Kong submarine cable systems; the Asia-America Gateway submarine cable system, completed in 2009, provided new access links to Asia and the US; satellite earth stations – 2 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region) (2011)

Internet hosts:

189,553 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 74

Internet users:

total: 40.1 million
percent of population: 43.0% (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 16

Source: World Bank, CIA