STANDING COMMITTEE OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence Freedom Happiness
Ordinance No. 43/2002/PL-UBTVQH10
Hanoi, May 05th, 2002
 
 
ORDINANCE
ON POST AND TELECOMMUNICATION
STANDING COMMITTEE OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
In order to promote the development and modernization the post and telecomunications; improve the state management in the area and protect the legitimate rights and benefits of organizations and individuals engaged in posts and telecomunications;
Pursuant to the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam of 1992 and the amendments and revisions adopted in Resolution No. 51/2001/QH10 dated 25 th December 2001 of the National Assembly, session 10, Legislature X;
Pursuant to the Resolution of the National Assembly, session 10, Legislature X on the Program of Laws and Ordinance preparation for 2002;

This Ordinance provide for Posts and telecommunications.
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Role of post and telecomunications
The State has identified post and telecommunication as important economic, technological and service sector in the infrastructure of the national economy. The development of the post and telecommunication sector aims at meeting the needs for socio-economic development, improving the quality of life of the people and ensuring national defense and security.
Article 2. Scope of coverage
This Ordinance governs post and telecomunications, radio frequencies (hereinafter referred to as post and telecomunications); rights and obligations of organizations and individuals in the Post and telecomunications.
Article 3. Objects
This Ordinance applies to Vietnamese individuals and organizations, foreign individual and organizations in Vietnam. In case international treaties to which Vietnam is signatory, provides otherwise, the international treaties shall apply.
Article 4: Definition
In this Ordinance, following terminologies mean as follows:
1. "Postal service" is the service of collecting, carrying, and delivering postal packages and parcels via the public postal network.
2. "Mail delivery service" is the service of collecting, carrying and delivering text-styled information that is enveloped and glued with unit weight of under two kilos (2kg) to specific addresses through a public postal or delivery network.
3. "Telecommunication equipments" are technical means including hard wares and softwares that are utilized to set up a telecommunication network, providing and utilizing telecommunication services.
4. "Network equipments" are telecommunication equipments installed on the telecommunication network, including transmittal equipments, circuit-switch equipments and other data-processing equipments.
5. "Terminal equipments" are telecommunication equipments that are directly or indirectly connected with the terminal points of the telecommunication network for sending, processing and receiving symbol-styled information, signals, figures, scripts, sounds, and images via the telecommunication network.

6. "Terminal points" of the telecommunication network are physical connecting points that are in accordance with technical norms to ensure that the terminal equipments of users are rightly connected with the telecommunication network.