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    Vietnam Communications 1998

      Telephones 800,000 (1995 est.)

      Telephone system while Vietnam's telecommunication sector lags far behind other countries in Southeast Asia, Hanoi has made considerable progress since 1991 in upgrading the system; Vietnam has digitized all provincial switch boards, while fiber-optic and microwave transmission systems have been extended from Hanoi, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City to all provinces; the density of telephone receivers nationwide doubled from 1993 to 1995, but is still far behind other countries in the region; Vietnam's telecommunications strategy aims to increase telephone density to 30 per 1,000 inhabitants by the year 2000 and authorities estimate that approximately $2.7 billion will be spent on telecommunications upgrades through the end of the decade
      domestic: NA
      international: satellite earth stations - 2 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region)

      Radio broadcast stations AM NA, FM 228, shortwave 0

      Radios 7.215 million (1992 est.)

      Television broadcast stations 36 (repeaters 77)

      Televisions 2.9 million (1992 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Vietnam on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Vietnam Communications 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Vietnam Communications 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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