Re: Internet Service Providers in Laos
- From: omphien@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: 4 Mar 2007 11:58:40 -0800
On Mar 4, 8:39 am, anou...@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Mar 4, 12:32 pm, "gusv" <gusv...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Thank you Anousak for sharing this info. There seems to be many
providers in Laos, but virtually no competition at all. I wonder if
the cost for using internet which is a necessity in developed nations,
after the phones and televisions, for communicating and getting
informations worldwide would become cheaper in Laos in the near
future . For the time being, it 's very expensive for locals and
individual foreigners as well for lengthy usage and subscription.
On Mar 2, 10:21 pm, "gusv" <gusv...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Is there any cheap internet service provider (dial-up, dsl,
wireless)in Laos? What is the monthly fee (with no annual contract)?
At least five Internet services providers that I know currently
serving customer in VTE and across country namely ETL, LaoTel,
Lanexangnet, SkyTel, and PlanetOnline. They offer ADSL and others as
well. Monthly cost ranging from $30 to over 1000 USD per mont. Speed
also vary from 64k to over 1 Meg/kbs. Check their respective website
for more info.
The competition is becoming real nowadays. However, since the cost of
infrastructure is so high the local service providers can't afford
going lower. Which is still really high compare to either Thailand or
even the US. In the US I can get Time Warner as mine cable and also
high speed Internet for the price of $40/month. Thailand, nowadays,
Internet is like a thing in past or should I say a toy where you'll
find it in the rural area and even remote mountainous region using
IMHO, Laos will be sometime before the price come down and with
increase of the bandwidth.
Anousak- Hide quoted text -
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Why in your opinion the price if Internet subscription in Laos will
take sometime to come down? Is it due to lack of demand or rather a
price control issue by the government?
If I can draw similar analogy on the oversea telephone rates, calling
Laos from the US seems to be more expensive than calling Thailand for
instance. This is due to Lao government charging more taxes on the
It is interesting that you mention that Internet use and accessibility
in Thailand is now ubiquitous, What factors contribute to it?
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