Recent statistics show Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (VNPT) and Viettel are dominating the country's telecommunications sector.

Data from the Vietnam 2013 White Book on information and communications technologies released on September 16 by the Ministry of Information and Communications showed VNPT occupied 75.4 percent of the fixed line telephone market, while Viettel commanded a 40.05 percent of Vietnam's mobile subscriptions.

According to the findings, Viettel trailed VNPT in the fixed line market with 22.96 percent, followed by FPT Telecom with 0.23 percent, SPT with 1.21 percent, and VTC with 0.06 percent.

In the mobile sector, VNPT subsidiaries MobiFone and Vinaphone ranked second and third with 21.4 percent and 19.88 percent. The remaining market share was occupied by Vietnamobile and GMobile with 10.74 percent and 3.93 percent, respectively.

Findings also showed the number of mobile-phone subscribers and Internet users had increased 3.42 percent and 2.46 percent, respectively, compared with those in 2011.

The book showed that the number of fixed broadband Internet subscribers rose by 24.74 percent, reaching 4.8 million. However, the number of 3G users declined from 16 million to 15.7 million after network providers wiped out registered subscribers who did not use the services.

According to the white book, the total revenue from information technology (IT) in 2012 reached 25.5 billion USD, an 86.3 percent increase on 2011 figures.-VNA