The internet bandwidth here in Vietnam definitely makes for a good conversation among Expat and Vietnamese IT guys alike. It has not been stable for a long time, if it ever was stable that is. The promised bandwidth never really materializes. Each month, everybody will claim that VNPT, Netsoft, Viettel or FPT are the best ISP in town. The reality is that none of these ISP promises what you pay for.
EVN helped fund $30 million US to bring the 3.84 tbit/s Pan-Asia sea cable to Vietnam with exclusive rights to 50 gbps once the line made landfall on June 14th. Will this bring increased bandwidth to all customers in Vietnam? For once, I am going to say yes, it will. Not early on but by the end of the summer, I expect to see increased bandwidth even for home users.
Even though most internet users can be quite negative about their ISPs, the reality is that for the last year, they have been maintaining some level of bandwidth for all users. With FPT, I do average about 760 kbps per day now for the last 2 months. Yeah I pay for a 2.5 mbps line but right now, the 760 kbps will suffice and it does increase at night again when most users go to bed.
That is just my opinion though 🙂
Read more about the new Asia-Pacific sea cable here –>