The Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group has enhanced investment into infrastructure to better serve customers. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) has the largest number of broadband subscribers in Vietnam, said VNPT Deputy General Director Nguyen Truong Giang.

Giang said the growth rate of its new broadband subscribers has always been in two digits. VNPT has accounted for 47 percent of the market share in the fixed broadband internet category. Viettel took the second place with 26 percent, followed by FPT with 19 percent, while the remaining subscribers chose CMC, NetNam or SCTV.

Speaking at the launch of new internet solutions earlier this week, he said recently, the undersea fibre optic cable experienced incidents, thus affecting Vietnam’s internet services to foreign countries. VNPT has invested more on fibre optic cable and expanding connections from Vietnam to Asian, European and African regions to improve its quality of internet services. The network is expected to be completed next month and become operational in November.

“Since the technology circle needs to be expanded to better serve consumers, VNPT has promoted investment in this field. If we have better products and services, we can serve our customers better,” he added.

The deputy general director also said that VNPT was expected to continue expanding its leading position with others in term of market share in the fibre optic cable services in the future.

The strong broadband infrastructure is expected to support transmission of its 4G network.

Currently, the number of users whose smartphones support 4G is lower than 50 percent. VNPT will invest in 4G network, which would be enough to meet customers’ demand.

In the beginning of April, VNPT increased its fibre optic cable speed from 25 to 50 percent while maintaining tariffs.

It added that it has no plan to decrease tariff in the future, as the average revenue per user (ARPU) index on a fibre optic subscriber was still low at 200,000 VND per month.

It will focus on security issues as an indirect price reduction facility for users.

The VNPT’s new internet solutions provide diversified packages with high, unlimited and stable speed. The packages have access speed of 16 Mbps, 20 Mbps, 30 Mbps, 40 Mbps and 60 Mbps.  The packages also provide security software F-Secure SAFE for up to five devices at the same time, according to users’ demand for 12 months.-VNA