T-Mobile in talks over Vietnamese mobile licence

Having shunned any investments in the burgeoning emerging markets sector, T-Mobile appears to be attempting to regain lost ground by opening discussions with the Vietnamese prime minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, with regard to obtaining a mobile services licence.

However, T-Mobile is not the only operator interested in the Vietnamese market, according to reports in the Handelsblatt newspaper. France Telecom and Norwegian Telenor are said to be interested--not surprising given that Vietnam today only has around 20 per cent penetration.

Handelsblatt said that a fourth cell phone licence would be awarded by the Vietnamese government this year.

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