Second Mobile Virtual Network Operator to Soon Operate in VN

9:20:40 AM | 6/4/2020

Viet Nam will soon have the second mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), the Authority of Telecommunications under the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) said on June 2.

The new network, launched by the Viet Nam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), which is among those with the best coverage and quality in the country, will have a new mobile number to provide its services to customers.

The first virtual operator, the Indochina Telecom Company (Itelecom), was launched in April last year.

A virtual network operator does not own network infrastructure but rather purchases telecommunications services from traditional mobile network operators (MNO) and resells network services after repackaging at lower prices.

The pioneering Itelecom has entered into an agreement with Vinaphone, a mobile subsidiary of VNPT, which gives it access to the company’s network services and allows it to offer its own. The prefix of its mobile service is 087.

In its initial phase, Itelecom is being introduced to workers at industrial zones in nine cities and provinces: Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City, Thai Nguyen, Vinh Phuc, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Binh Duong, Long An, and Dong Nai.

Source: VGP