Vietnam

Last update: 21.02.2020 - older versions

Following an initial DAB+ trial in 2013, a second trial has been on air in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh since Vietnam 2019. The objectives of the trial are to evaluate coverage parameters and test signal and sound quality.

The current trial will conclude in December 2020, with a report submitted to the government for approval in 2021, and with the ambitious goal of converting from analogue to digital radio by 2025.

Population coverage in Ho Chi Minh currently stands at 20%, while population coverage in Hanoi is 20%.

 

 

Last update: 03.03.2020 - older versions

Population coverage in Vietnam currently stands at 4.3%.

In this country there is

on air.

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 7 1 8

Last update: 20.05.2020 - older versions

Following an initial DAB+ trial in 2013, a second trial has been on air in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh since April 2019. The objectives of the trial are to evaluate coverage parameters and test signal and sound quality.

The current trial will be evaluated in 2020, with a report submitted to the government for approval in 2021, and with the ambitious goal of converting from analogue to digital radio by 2025.

Population coverage in Hanoi currently stands at 60%, while population coverage in Ho Chi Minh is 50%.

Last update: 27.11.2013 - older versions

Key features of regulation for digital radio in Vietnam are;

  • Band III

The Prime Minister’s decision 22/2009 dated 16 Feb 2009 on the master plan of transmission and broadcasting of radio and television to 2020 is:

  • Separation of transmission and broadcasting of radio and TV with content production
  • By 2020: Digital technology in the transmission and broadcasting of radio should be applied widely
  • Infrastructure: Establishing up to five regional and up to three nation-wide companies to provide transmission and broadcasting of TV services
Digital broadcasting – an inevitable trend
29.07.2013 - Vietnam Vietnam
Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) Deputy Director Vu Hai has confirmed the local broadcasting industry is gradually replacing its outdated analogue methods, switching to modern digital technologies in line with Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB+) standards.

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DAB+ Technology Workshop and Transmission Demonstration in Vietnam
29.07.2013 - WorldDAB News - Vietnam Vietnam
Today saw the end of a three day DAB+ Technology Workshop and Transmission Demonstration, in Hanoi, Vietnam (26, 27, 29 July). The event was jointly organised by WorldDMB and Voice of Vietnam and was supported by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU).

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Radio is up to date, not out of date: Joan Warner at RadioAsia 2013
29.07.2013 - Vietnam Vietnam
"Radio is one of the oldest and most successful media, but we should not accept people telling us we are old and out of date," CRA's Joan Warner told the RadioAsia Conference in Hanoi today. Warner again confirmed CRA's continuing work behind the scenes to get DAB+ chips into mobile phone handsets, and championed the continuing strong partnership between broadcast radio and new media.

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VTV looks to provide Digital Broadcasting
03.05.2012 - Vietnam Vietnam
VTV Broadcom has asked the Ministry of Information and Communications for permission to commercialise its Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) service after a two-year trial run. The company, a subsidiary of State-run Viet Nam Television (VTV), ...

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Vietnamese Ministry publishes digital draft plan
02.03.2010 - Vietnam Vietnam
A draft plan to digitalise radio and television broadcasts published

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Vietnam Telecommunications Report Q1 2010 - New Market Report Published
15.02.2010 - Vietnam Vietnam
The latter announced the launch of a number of services including mobile internet, video calling, mobile TV and other value-added services. ...

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Key Information

Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 97.0 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 4.3%
Services: 8 DAB+
Last update: 26.05.2020

Useful Links

Radio Vietnam
The Voice of Vietnam (VOV)
The Voice of Vietnam Overseas Service
Vietnam Television (VTV) national television broadcaster of Vietnam
Voice of Vietnam