HA NOI — The General Statistics Office (GSO) estimated that the number of internet users in Viet Nam declined by 500,000 this month to stand at 32.1 million.
March is the second consecutive month the number of internet users has decreased.
In February, the number was 32.6 million, down 800,000 from January.
The GSO estimated the number of new telephone subscribers in the first quarter of this year at 2.6 million, up 35.3 per cent over the same period last year, comprising 7.6 million fixed telephone subscribers and 2.5 million mobile phone subscribers.
The office expects the telephone subcribers to total 134 million by the end of March, a rise of 3 percent over the same period last year.
The figure included 15.3 million fixed telephone subscribers, falling 1.6 percent year on year, and 118.7 million mobile phone subscribers, climbing 3.6 percent year-on-year. — VNS