Operators request international incoming call rate hike

15 Jan 2014

Vietnamese telecoms operators have submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) to raise the rate for international incoming calls to USD0.081 per minute, VNS reports. The rate currently stands at USD0.061, which was increased from USD0.041 at the start of last year. According to the proposal, the higher rate will improve the profitability of telecoms companies such as state-owned national PTO Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications (VNPT), and contribute an additional VND255 billion (USD12 million) in foreign exchange to the state budget every year. Military-run Viettel has asked the MIC to introduce the new international incoming call charge from 1 February 2014.