Tablet shipments rise 34% in Vietnam as average price drops sharply

Tablet penetration in Vietnam is increasing rapidly as more entry-level models hit the market, fuelling a 34 per cent jump in sales volume to 582,000 units in the five first months of 2015 compared to the same period last year. The …

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Viettel reveals strategy for becoming top 10 global player

Vietnam’s Viettel Group has had a busy year. It has expanded into four new markets – including three in Africa — acquired a smaller player in Cambodia and is now the market leader in five countries. But that’s just the …

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Vinaphone and Opera launch subscription app store

Updated 11/6: Vietnam’s Vinaphone has partnered with Opera Software to introduce what they claim is the country’s first flat-rate subscription app store. AppMarket, which is the storefront to Opera’s Mobile Store, has about 300,000 apps and games. Vinaphone customers can …

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MobiFone’s profit hits $96M in Q1

Vietnam’s second largest mobile operator MobiFone reported a net profit of nearly VND2.10 trillion ($96.2 million) in Q1 and said it added almost three million connections over the past year. The state-owned operator’s revenue increased 4.6 per cent to VND8.56 …

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Smartphone shipments jump 57% in Vietnam

Smartphone shipments in Vietnam increased 57 per cent to 11.6 million units last year and accounted for 41 per cent of total handsets shipped. According to an IDC report, smartphone sales are expected to surpass feature phones this year, which …

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Vietnam’s Viettel unveils grand global ambitions

State-owned Viettel plans to expand into 30 to 35 countries and become one of the world’s top 10 telecoms firms within five years. The Vietnamese operator’s executives shared their ambitious expansion plans with prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Wednesday, …

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Asia Briefs: Flip-phones make comeback in Japan, Uber needs more time to comply in Vietnam & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: Flip-phones make comeback in Japan Sales of flip-phones in Japan increased 5.7 per cent last year to 10.6 million units, while smartphone …

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Asia Briefs: LINE’s revenue doubles, MobiFone IPO set for mid-2016 & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: LINE’s revenue doubles Japan’s messaging application provider LINE said its total revenue more than doubled last year to JPY86.3 billion ($731 million) …

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Axiata eyes stake in Vietnam’s MobiFone

Asian mobile operator Axiata has reportedly expressed interest in taking a stake in Vietnam’s state-owned MobiFone, which is scheduled to be privatised soon. Vietnam’s deputy minister of information and communications met with Axiata’s head of corporate development in Hanoi recently to …

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