The Vietnamese government has been uncomfortable with the exaggerated number of subscribers the industry claims. Growth rate and market share are the fundamental motivation of such misleading statistics. Last year the government said, “Enough is enough.” Lately the country’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) has revealed around half of the SIM cards recorded as customers by the operators are actually in use, according to Cellular News.
There is nothing wrong about it as the usage of multiple SIM is part of life across the developing world. The government of Vietnam has just decided to be honest about it. Hopefully the others will take lesson from Vietnam and acquire the moral authority to regulate the sector, instead of administering with cheap nationalism. Kudos to the disciples of Uncle Ho!