Internet in Vietnam

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Internet in Vietnam officially commenced on November 19, 1997, when Vietnam connected to the global Internet. [1][2]

History

A professor at the Australian National University, Rob Hurle, is considered to be the first person to connect Vietnam to the Internet. Hurle first presented his ideas about bringing Internet access to Vietnamese students studying in Australia. In 1991, Hurle took a modem to Vietnam to connect the country to global Internet. [1]

Development

Year Users Percentage (%) Subscribers Capacity (Bit/s) Domestic Bandwidth (Bit/s)
2000
2003 804,528 3.80 1,036
2006 4,059,392 17.67 7,000
12/2009 22,779,887 [3] 24.47 53,659 68,760
12/2010 26,784,035 [3] -
3/2012 32,100,000 4.2 million
2014 36,000,000

Legal and regulatory frameworks

References

  1. ^ a b VNNIC (2013). Report on Vietnam Internet. version
  2. ^ "Hội tin học Việt Nam". Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Whitebook of Vietnamese IT 2011, Page 34
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