Telecommunications in Vietnam

Executive summary

Vietnamese telecommunications law has undergone several reformations in order to meet Vietnam’s international obligations.

On 25 May 2002, the first Ordinance on Post and Telecommunications was approved by the Standing Committee of the National Assembly and became effective on 1 October 2002. 

The Ordinance was then replaced by the Law on Telecommunications which came into effect on 1 July 2010.

The Law on Telecommunications represented the first time that regulations on telecommunications were compiled in a separate comprehensive law. It provides a legal framework for all telecommuni­cations activities.