Authorities to investigate pre-paid registrations

3 May 2011

Vietnam’s Ministries of Information and Communication and Public Security have announced plans to check pre-paid phone registration details in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City. Mandatory registration was implemented on 31 December 2007, but authorities believe that much of the registration database is unreliable. The details of approximately 4.1 million subscribers in the Hanoi area have been transferred to the police. The Ministry of Information and Communication has stated that more than one million subscribers may be disconnected.