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Vinaphone is a Vietnamese major mobile network operator headquartered in Hanoi, Vietnam. Founded on 26 June 1996, as a GSM launcher, Vinaphone is the second network (after MobiFone) and currently the second largest provider in Vietnam. VinaPhone was the first network operator to launch 3G services nationwide.
|Subsidiary of VNPT|
|Founded||26 June 1996|
|Nguyen Nam Long|
|Products||Mobile networks, Telecom services|
Number of employees
Partnership with VodafoneEdit
Vinaphone had a market share (estimated based on revenues) of 30% in 2012. Its main competitors are Viettel with 40.67% market share and MobiFone with 17.9%, which is also owned by VNPT. They control almost 90% of the market, with the rest controlled by Vietnamobile with 8%, Gmobile (formerly Beeline) with 3.2% and S-Fone with 0.1%.
As a member unit of Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Corporation, in 1999 VinaPhone was the first network to cover service in 100% of provinces and cities. After 7 years, in June 2006, VinaPhone was once again the first mobile network to cover service in 100% of districts nationwide, including districts in mountainous or remote areas. Currently VinaPhone provides services with 6 prefix numbers (091, 094, 0123, 0125, 0127, 0129) for about 36 million of real subscribers.
1996: Establishment of VinaPhone network.
1997:Establishment of Vietnam Telecom Services Company (VinaPhone). Establishment of Regional Telecom Services Centres 1, 2, 3.
2006: Changing Logo (from GPC to VinaPhone) as Vietnam officially became a member of the WTO.
2009: VinaPhone was the first operator to launch 3G services.
Vinaphone is considered Operator of State Servants as most of its subscribers are civil service employees.
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