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TypeSubsidiary of VNPT
IndustryMobile telecommunications
Founded26 June 1996
HeadquartersHanoi, Vietnam
Key people
Nguyen Truong Giang
ProductsMobile networks, Telecom services
Number of employees

Vinaphone is a Vietnamese major mobile network operator headquartered in Hanoi, Vietnam. Founded June 26, 1996, as a GSM launcher, Vinaphone is the second network (after MobiFone) and currently the second largest provider in Vietnam.


At 17 Nov. 2009, VinaPhone had joined Conexus Mobile Alliance [1] At the beginning of September 2014 Vinaphone signed a strategic co-operation agreement with Vodafone.[2]

Market share and competitors[edit]

Vinaphone had a market share (estimated based on revenues) of 30% in 2012.[3] Its main competitors are Viettel with 40.67% market share and MobiFone with 17.9%, which is also owned by VNPT.[3] They control almost 90% of the market, with the rest controlled by Vietnamobile with 8%, Gmobile (formerly Beeline) with 3.2% and S-Fone with 0.1%.[3]


Vinaphone office at DaLat Post office

1996: Establishment of VinaPhone network.

1997: Establishment of Vietnam Telecom Services Company (VinaPhone). Establishment of Regional Telecom Services Centres 1, 2, 3.

2006: Changing Logo (from GPC to VinaPhone) as Vietnam officially became a member of the WTO.

2009: VinaPhone was the first operator to launch 3G services.

2015: VinaPhone was the first operator to launch 4G services

2020: VinaPhone was the first operator to prelaunch 5G services


Vinaphone is considered Operator of State Servants as most of its subscribers are civil service employees.[4]


The company has been the official jersey sponsor of the Vietnamese national basketball team.


  1. ^ | CONEXUS Mobile Alliance Welcomes Vietnam’s VinaPhone |Conexus | 17 November 2009| access-date = 21 Oct 2021
  2. ^ "Vinaphone, Vodafone ink cooperation deal". TeleGeography. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Năm 2012 khó khăn của các mạng di động nhỏ". 3 January 2013. Archived from the original on 6 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Mạng di động của những người giàu" (in Vietnamese). VnExpress. 18 April 2008.