Vietnam - Current situation - History

02.09.2011

VTV has been broadcasting T-DMB services on air in Ho Chi Minh City since Dec 2010 with 3 transmitters covering the city area.

T-DMB Total Solution has been developed by ETRI to provide a T-DMB pay service and includes CAS (Conditional Access System), MOS (Monitoring Operating System), CMS (Customer Management System), and BS (Billing System). VTV plans to draft a Memorandum Of Understanding with ETRI and launch a T-DMB commercial service in Hanoi in 2011.

At present, VTV is planning to apply for a new national licensee to carry out T-DMB services nationwide, which aims to cover 10 cities in Vietnam in the next 2 years. VTV have partnered with XONE FM, a radio station with a target focus of young audiences, to provide digital radio content through T-DMB networks. They also plan to launch self-branded mobile phone receivers at a retail price of approx $100 per unit. VTV has been granted a 15 year digital broadcasting license in 2011 to provide T-DMB services and also plans to apply for a Telecom operator license in the near future in order to converge digital broadcasting and telecom services in Vietnam to provide more diverse services including data and traffic services. 

08.03.2011

In March 2010, Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communications published a draft plan for digital radio and television broadcasting.

Broadtech SC, a subsidiary of VTV has had a DMB trial on-air in Hanoi since September 2008. Vietnam is also trialing HD radio.

VTV has put T-DMB services on air in Ho Chi Minh City since Dec 2010 with 3 transmitters covering the city area. There are 6 video services and 1 radio services being broadcast since Dec 2010.

At present, VTV is planing to apply for a new national licensee to carry out T-DMB services nationwide, aiming to cover 10 cities in Vietnam in the next 2 years.

19.08.2010

In March 2010, Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communications published a draft plan for digital radio and television broadcasting.

Broadtech SC, a subsidiary of VTV has had a DMB trial on-air in Hanoi since September 2008. Vietnam is also trialing HD radio.