Vietnam has been ranked fourth in Southeast Asia for information technology development this year, the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications says in their 2013 White Book report.

In a separate publication, the International Telecommunication Union reports that Vietnam’s 2012 ICT development rate ranking jumped five places to 81st among 161 entries and 12th among 27 Asia-Pacific countries.

The rankings are based on internet access, IT application and computer skills.-VNA