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The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Vietnam declared independence after World War II, but France continued to rule until its 1954 defeat by Communist forces under Ho Chi MINH. Under the Geneva Accords of 1954, Vietnam was divided into the Communist North and anti-Communist South. US economic and military aid to South Vietnam grew through the 1960s in an attempt to bolster the government, but US armed forces were withdrawn following a cease-fire agreement in 1973. Two years later, North Vietnamese forces overran the South reuniting the country under Communist rule. Despite the return of peace, for over a decade the country experienced little economic growth because of conservative leadership policies, the persecution and mass exodus of individuals - many of them successful South Vietnamese merchants - and growing international isolation. However, since the enactment of Vietnam's "doi moi" (renovation) policy in 1986, Vietnamese authorities have committed to increased economic liberalization and enacted structural reforms needed to modernize the economy and to produce more competitive, export-driven industries. The country continues to experience small-scale protests from various groups, the vast majority connected to land-use issues and the lack of equitable mechanisms for resolving disputes. Various ethnic minorities, such as the Montagnards of the Central Highlands and the Khmer Krom in the southern delta region, have also held protests. In January 2008, Vietnam assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2008-09 term.

  • Population: 86,967,524 (2009 est.)
  • Telephone main lines: 29.591 million (2009)
  • Mobile telephone subscribers: 70 million (2008)
  • Internet hosts: 170,689 (2009)
  • Internet users: 20.834 million (2008)
  • Digital leased line interface type: E1
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Telecommunications equipment is communications or networking equipment with interface(s) to public network or wide area network (WAN) services. Common telecom network interfaces include T1/E1, ISDN BRI, ISDN PRI, ADSL, serial and analogue PSTN.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your telecom equipment products:

VNTA Type Approval

In August 2011 the Viet Nam Telecommunications Authority replaced the Directorate of Information and Communication Technology Quality Control (ICTQC) arm of Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communications as the body responsible for issuing type approval for wireline telecommunications equipment and radio equipment. VNTA will generally accept foreign standard test reports to demonstrate compliance with Vietnam national standards. A local applicant is required.

Compliance International can help you complete VNTA type approval in Vietnam with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package, interfacing with regulatory officials for you, and end-to-end management of the approval process.

Wireless and radio equipment covers any device with a radio transmitter. This includes mobile (GSM or CDMA) handsets, wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment such as Wi-Fi devices, Bluetooth devices, Zigbee devices, WiMAX devices, RFID equipment, contactless card readers, and a whole host of other products that incorporate some kind of RF transmitter.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your wireless and radio equipment products:

VNTA Type Approval

In August 2011 the Viet Nam Telecommunications Authority replaced the Directorate of Information and Communication Technology Quality Control (ICTQC) arm of Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communications as the body responsible for issuing type approval for wireline telecommunications equipment and radio equipment. VNTA will generally accept foreign standard test reports to demonstrate compliance with Vietnam national standards. A local applicant is required.

Compliance International can help you complete VNTA type approval in Vietnam with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package, interfacing with regulatory officials for you, and end-to-end management of the approval process.

Non-telecom ITE is any information technology equipment -- essentially any device with a microprocessor -- that has no telecommunications or radio interface. This includes products such as computer printers and monitors, as well as many types of local area network (LAN) equipment.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your ITE products:

VNTA DoC Registration

In August 2011 the Viet Nam Telecommunications Authority replaced the Directorate of Information and Communication Technology Quality Control (ICTQC) arm of Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communications as the body responsible for issuing type approval for wireline telecommunications equipment and radio equipment. VNTA will generally accept foreign standard test reports to demonstrate compliance with Vietnam national standards. A local applicant is required.  

 Compliance International can help you complete VNTA DoC registration in Vietnam with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package and declarations, interfacing with regulatory officials, and end-to-end management of the approval process.