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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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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Vietnam’s MIC warns operators against slashing VoIP rates

Vietnam’s telecoms regulator has warned the country’s major three operators not to slash prices of their international VoIP services or face heavy sanctions. The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) held an auction for international VoIP last week and set …

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