The General Department of Statistics reported that in the first month this year new mobile phone subscribers were estimated at 830,000, brining the national number to 134 million.

Of the total number, landline subscribers fell by 88 percent while the rest rose by 18.1 per cent.

In addition, the number of broadband internet subscribers was estimated at 4.3 million by January last year, a year-on-year increase of 18.7 per cent. The number of Internet users additionally climbed to 33.4 million.-VNA