Authorities in the southern beach town Vung Tau have announced that free Wi-Fi hotspots are now available at its hydrofoil pier and the popular beach Bai Truoc.
These hotspots, operated by Saigon Post and Telecommunications Service JSC, can serve more than 1,000 users a day, the authorities said.
They also said that the service will soon be expanded to other places in the town including the city's central market, Bai Sau Beach and the cable car site. The town is around two hours' drive from Ho Chi Minh City.
Free Wi-Fi is available at almost all cafés, restaurants and airports in popular cities in Vietnam, which ranks seventh in Asia and 18th worldwide in terms of Internet usage, according to the 2014 White Book on Vietnamese Information and Communication Technology.
The number of Internet users in Vietnam reached 33 million in 2013. The country’s population is 89.7 million.
Vietnam also ranked eighth in terms of lowest telecom and Internet charges, according to the White Book released last October by the Ministry of Information and Communications.