communication IN SAIGON

Communication in Ho Chi Minh City should not be a problem during your visit. The city has the highest standards of media in the country. Mobile phone coverage, internet connectivity, TV, radio and print media are all adequately covered within the city limits.

Newspapers: There are currently no fewer than seven Daily Newspapers in the city. Not to mention another 30 publications including Citypassguide.com’s #iAMHCMC which is published monthly. The newspapers target different demographics and do a good job. The best for English speaking up to date news is the Saigon Times Daily. This focuses mainly on local economic and social news stories and mainly serves the people in Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Nam Bo. It is distributed on Vietnam Airlines and is available at various newsstands through the city

TV: Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV) is based in the city and is the second largest broadcaster in the nation, just behind Vietnam Television (VTV), the national station. It broadcasts 24/7 on seven different channels. It uses both analog and digital technology.

Radio: As for radio, The Voice of Ho Chi Minh City is the biggest radio station in the South of the country.

Mobile phones: There are 15 million registered phones in the city, with the largest providers being: Viettel Mobile, MobiFone, VinaPhone, and S-Fone. Mobile phone registrations are growing by about 20% annually.

Internet: There are 2.2 million subscribers and 5.5 frequent users in the city. Most using ADSL connections. The main Internet Service Providers are: Vietnam Data Communication Company (VDC); Corporation for Finance and Promoting Technology (FPT); Netnam Company; Saigon Post and Telecommunications Services Corporation (Saigon Postel Corporation, SPT); and Viettel Company.

In Vietnam, internet access is regulated. Many websites containing sensitive, political or religious content can be blocked.

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