Gia Lai's Post and Telecom Sector on the way of Integration

10:52:40 AM | 19/1/2006

Gia Lai province’s Post and Telecommunication Department was officially set up in September 2005, aiming to help the local people’s committee manage post and telecom works.
 
In recent years, the province’s post and telecom sector has obtained certain achievements by combining post and telecommunication with information technology; partly meeting the increasing demands of local people.
 
At present, the province has completed installing 40 post offices distributed in 15 districts, towns and cities. All of them are now also connected to the Internet.
 
Apart from the role of communications, these post-offices are equipped with various kinds of newspapers and magazines serving the people’s reading culture, especially to people in mountainous areas.
 
In addition, the province’s authorities have also paid attention to expanding telecom networks to national and regional works such as hydroelectricity plant of Ialy, Sesan 3A, Sesan 4 as well as to remote residential areas. In results, to date, 100 districts in the entire province has been connected to mobile phone networks (Vinaphone, MobiFone, and Viettel), 100 communes and towns have installed telephones.
The province has 57,620 fixed subscribers, 10,847 post-paid mobile subscribers, 3,500 Internet subscribers and 108 public telephone agents. On average, there are 7 telephones for every 100 people.
 
The application of open policies in order to attract investors has contributed to the active development in fields of the economy and society, including the telecommunications sector. Big players like the Military Telecommunications Company (Vietel), the Vietnam Power Telecom Company (VP Telecom), and the Telecommunication center IP of Saigon Post and Telecommunications Corp join hand with local post-offices to apply modern and upgrade systems like wireless subscribers service, Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line ADSL.
 
In the coming phase from 2006-2010, Gia Lai’s telecommunication sector will target connecting all communes in the whole province to the internet, getting a density of 14 subscribers per 100 households and reaching annual revenue growth rate of 13 per cent.
 
With great potential in economic development and open policies on attracting investment, Gia Lai will focus on developing its socio-economy, speeding up industrialization and modernization process. The post and telecommunication and information technology sectors promise lots of investment opportunities, and will be hot areas for both domestic and foreign investors to pour money into.