Vietnam

Last update: 08-01-2018 - older versions

Public broadcaster, Voice of Vietnam trialled DAB+ in Jul 2013. The roadmap for digital broadcasting radio and TV 2020 was granted by the Prime Minister in 2009. Currently VOV is working on a comprehensive project on improving national digital radio transmission until 2020 and anticipates that the roadmap for radio will come after that of television which will be completed on 2025. Currently no services are on air.

Broadstock Development Jointstock (BDC) together with Voice of Vietnam (VOV) organised a DAB+ seminar on the 28th of March 2017 and there were 42 participants.

 

 

Last update: 15-11-2013

Analogue services cover 98% of Vietnam. 

Last update: 15-11-2013 - older versions

Currently there are no services on air. VTV launched two TV channels and one DAB radio service in Hanoi at the
beginning of 2010 and by the end of 2010, VTV had increased their services to six TV channels and one radio.
There are currently three multiplexers in Hanoi which are not in use.

Last update: 15-11-2013 - older versions

The latest DAB+ trial was conducted on 26, 27 and 29 July, 2013 at 58 Quan Su str. with four services on air including VOV1, VOV3, VOV5 and VOV GT-HN.

ETRI performed a T-DMB Total Solution integration test with VTV, Broadtech SC from 1 October to 7 October 2008 in Hanoi. VTV launched two TV channels and one DAB Radio service in Hanoi at the beginning of 2010 and by the end of 2010, VTV had increased their services to six TV channels and one radio.

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
Renewed interest in DAB+ in Vietnam
18.10.2018 - Vietnam - Vietnam
Government representatives joined the broadcasting sector of Vietnam to learn more about DAB+ international progress, the latest technical developments, and how DAB+ can be further developed in Vietnam. Hosted by public broadcaster the Voice of Vietnam (VoV) in Hanoi this week, more than 30 high-level delegates were in attendance, including VoV President Nguyễn Thế Kỷ.
From WorldDAB:

Symposium on the experimentation of DAB+ in Vietnam
28.03.2017 - Vietnam - Vietnam
(VOVworld) - National radio Voice of Vietnam (VOV) organised a symposium on the experimentation of DAB+ digital radio broadcasting in Hanoi on Tuesday morning. Since 2006, WorldDAB has been implementing DAB+ standards with HE-AACv2. To date, 36 countries are applying these standards. Nguyên Xuân Huy, vice-president of the VOV said that VOV had deployed several plans to experiment with these new techniques. The VOV also shared its experience with its sisters of the world to find the most suitable solutions.
From Parler Vietnam:

DAB+ digital voice broadcasting workshop in Vietnam
28.03.2017 - Vietnam - Vietnam
On March 28, national radio broadcaster Voice of Vietnam (VOV) hosted the DAB+ Digital Voice Broadcasting Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam. During the event, Radio the Voice of Vietnam (TNVN) organised a workshop testing the standard of DAB+ radio in Vietnam.
From VoVworld:

Insights into radio across Asia: RadioAsia2013
02.08.2013 - Vietnam - Vietnam
How is Vietnamese commune radio different from community radio? How many pirate stations are there in Thailand? What is Indonesia doing about digital radio? Today's RadioAsia conference report gives a perspective across the ASEAN region.
From Radioinfo (subscription):

Vietnam Hosts DAB+ Demonstrations
01.08.2013 - Vietnam - Vietnam
Late July saw a three-day DAB+ Technology Workshop and Transmission Demonstration conducted 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). The workshop, organised in the lead up to the Radio Asia conference, 29 – 31 July was attended by more than 90 delegates from Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Macau and reflects growing interest in the DAB+ standard in the Asia Pacific.
From Content Technology :

Vietnam’s PM opens Radio Asia 2013
30.07.2013 - Vietnam - Vietnam
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Mr Nguyen Tan Dung opened the Radio Asia conference in Hanoi, Vietnam on Monday. To coincide with the conference, a test broadcast of DAB+ digital radio technology was organised on Saturday.
From Asia Radio Today:

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.
From VOV:

DAB+ Technology Workshop and Transmission Demonstration in Vietnam
WorldDAB News - 29.07.2013 - 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).

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.
From Radioinfo (subscription):

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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