THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

Circular No. 12/2013/TT-BTTTT dated May 13, 2013 of the Ministry of Information and Communications guiding the licenses on telecommunications services
Pursuant to the Law on telecommunications dated November 23, 2009;
Pursuant to the Decree No. 25/2011/ND-CP dated April 06, 2011 of the Government detailing and guiding the implementation of a number of articles of the Telecommunications Law;
Pursuant to the Decree No. 187/2007/ND-CP dated December 25, 2007 of the Government defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Information and Communication; Pursuant to the Decree No. 50/2011/ND-CP dated June 24, 2011 of the Government amending the Decree No. 187/2007/ND-CP dated December 25, 2007 of the Government defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Information and Communications;
At the request of the Director of the Vietnam Telecommunications Authority;
The Minister of Information and Communications issues a Circular guiding the licenses on telecommunications services,
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of regulation
1. This Circular provides guiding the licenses on telecommunications services, including issuance, adjustment, extension, reissuance of licenses to establish public telecommunications network and licenses to provide telecommunications services.
2. The issuance of licenses to provide telecommunications services shall comply with specialized laws.
Article 2. Subjects of application
This Circular is applicable to enterprises applying for licenses for telecommunications services, organizations and individuals relating to the issuance of licenses and management of telecommunications services in Vietnam.
Article 3. License for telecommunications services
1. To provide telecommunications services, telecommunications services providers having network infrastructure must obtain licenses to establish public telecommunications network prescribed in Article 19, Article 20, and Article 21 of the Government's Decree No. 25/2011/ND-CP dated April 06, 2011 elaborating and providing guidance on the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Telecommunications (hereinafter referred to as the Decree No. 25/2011/ND-CP) and licenses to provide telecommunications services as prescribed in the Circular No. 05/2012/TT-BTTTT dated May 18, 2012 of the Minister of Information and Communications on the classification of telecommunications services.
2. To provide telecommunications services, telecommunications services providers without network infrastructure must obtain licenses to provide telecommunications services as prescribed in the Circular No. 05/2012/TT-BTTTT dated May 18, 2012 of the Minister of Information and Communications on the classification of telecommunications services.