25 years of Internet Vietnam: 70% of population are Internet users

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(VOVWORLD)- There are currently some 70 million Vietnamese, accounting for 70% of the population using the Internet in daily life. Vietnam is the country with the 12th highest number of Internet users worldwide and 6th out of 35 countries and territories in Asia, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications. 

The domain name dot vn has the largest number of registered users in Southeast Asia  and top ten in the Asia Pacific. Google’s e-Conomy SEA 2022 released in October predicts Vietnam taking the lead in Southeast Asia’s Internet economy.

Chairman of the Association Internet Vietnam, Vu Hoang Lien, spoke at the event in Hanoi on Wednesday marking the 25th anniversary of the opening of Vietnam's Internet service (November 19). 

“In the past 25 years, the healthy development of the Internet in Vietnam is undeniable. With the preeminent features of the Internet, Vietnam has developed quite comprehensively. The Internet has enabled the transformation of society, service models, and applications on the Internet has brought about changes that can be considered as lightning in the development in economic, social, cultural as well as knowledge aspects for Vietnam,” he said. 

The same day, the Vietnam National Internet Center published a report on Vietnam’s Internet resources after 25 years. 


On November 19, 1997, Vietnam’s Internet history page opened. At the headquarters of the General Department of Post and Telecommunications, on behalf of the National Coordinating Committee on Internet of Vietnam, the Director General of the General Department of Post and Telecommunications held an international press conference to officially announce Vietnam’s connection to the Internet.