|A Viettel staff supports a woman in the southern Cà Mau Province to get 4G service. — VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Military-run telecom group Viettel’s 4G subscribers increased by 1.5 times following its official launch on April 18 and reached nearly three million by the end of April, the company announced.
Viettel on Wednesday said before the launch of the 4G network, the number of new 4G subscribers was only 10,600 per day, but the number rose to 15,900 per day following the rollout.
In April alone, the group reported nearly 400,000 new 4G subscribers.
The number of 2G and 3G SIMs converted to 4G SIMs also rose by 43 per cent and the total number of SIMs upgraded to 4G SIMs in April reached nearly 470,000.
In addition to the increase in the number of 4G SIM users, the number of subscribers using 4G packages also surged 133 per cent compared with the period before the launch, with the focus on the 4G70, 4G125 and 4G40 packages.
As a result, average daily 4G data traffic also went up by 47 per cent.
With nearly 36,000 4G stations nationwide and comprehensive changes from network quality to customer care, the number of Viettel’s 4G customers is expected to continue to increase in the future.
Viettel officially launched its 4G network nationwide only six months after receiving the licence to provide the service. — VNS