MVNO no more: ministry revokes VTC’s licence

30 Jul 2013

Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) is set to revoke the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) licence held by VTC Telecom due to the company’s failure to roll out commercial services. The Saigon Times cites Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Le Nam Thang as saying that state-owned VTC is focusing on the provision of television services under a government restructuring scheme, and added that any MVNOs would find it difficult to survive due to the already fierce level of competition in the mobile market. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that Indochina Telecom (also known as Dong Duong Telecom) was awarded the country’s first MVNO licence by the MIC in August 2009, while a second was issued to VTC Telecom in June 2010. Indochina’s licence was cancelled by the ministry in December last year.

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