Support our Sponsor

. . Flags of the World Maps of All Countries
  • 2001 INDEX
  • 2000 INDEX
  • 1999 INDEX
  • 1998 INDEX
  • 1996 INDEX
  • Country Ranks

  • Home PageCountry Index

    Vietnam Communications 1997

      Telephones 800,000 (1995 est.)

      Telephone system while Vietnam's telecommunication sector lags far behind other countriesin Southeast Asia, Hanoi has made considerable progress since 1991 in upgradingthe system; Vietnam has digitized all provincial switch boards, while fiber-opticand microwave transmission systems have been extended from Hanoi, Da Nang,and Ho Chi Minh City to all provinces; the density of telephone receiversnationwide doubled from 1993 to 1995, but is still far behind other countriesin the region; Vietnam's telecommunications strategy aims to increase telephonedensity to 30 per 1,000 inhabitants by the year 2000 and authorities estimatethat approximately $2.7 billion will be spent on telecommunications upgradesthrough the end of the decade
      domestic: NA
      international: satellite earth stations - 2 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region)

      Radio broadcast stations AM NA, FM 228, shortwave 0

      Radios 7.215 million (1992 est.)

      Television broadcast stations 36 (repeaters 77)

      Televisions 2.9 million (1992 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Vietnam on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Vietnam Communications 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Vietnam Communications 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

    Support Our Sponsor

    Support Our Sponsor

    Please put this page in your BOOKMARKS - - - - -

    Revised 06-Mar-02
    Copyright © 2002 Photius Coutsoukis (all rights reserved)