Vietnam

Last update: 11-03-2019 - older versions

Vietnam is now ready to proceed with a second DAB+ trial in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh starting in April 2019 - the first DAB+ trial was carried out in 2013.

The trial will include between 4 and 16 channels, using 2.5 kW transmitters. The objectives of the trial are to evaluate coverage parameters and to test signal and sound quality.

The planned 2019 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.

Vietnam currently has a total of 56 FM stations, and deploys 22 MW transmitters, 13 SW transmitters with 15 radio channels. 

 

 

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: 11-03-2019 - older versions

Vietnam is now ready to proceed with a further DAB+ trial in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh starting in April 2019.

The trial will include between 4 and 16 channels, using 2.5 kW transmitters. The objectives of the trial are to evaluate coverage parameters and to test signal and sound quality.

The planned 2019 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.

Vietnam currently has a total of 56 FM stations, and deploys 22 MW transmitters, 13 SW transmitters with 15 radio channels.

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
Radio is up to date, not out of date: Joan Warner at RadioAsia 2013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), ...
From Talk Vietnam :

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

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. ...
From OfficialWire (press release):

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Vietnam Television (VTV) national television broadcaster of Vietnam