Though only 30.23 million out of the 86 million population used cell phones, there were as many as 150 million subscriptions, it said.

No part of the country is left uncovered, and, interestingly, more people use mobile phones in the countryside - 62.8 percent of total users - than in urban areas.

Around 8.3 million households, or 42 percent of the population, have landlines, with the majority still being rural, albeit marginally.

The number of households with personal computers is 2.5 million, or 12.6 percent of the population, and they have 3.1 million computers.

The number of internet subscriptions is 3.2 million, with rural areas accounting for only a quarter.

The survey, began in June last year, was comprehensive, covering 63 out of the 65 provinces and more than 132,300 hamlets and villages.

Tuoi Tre - October 14, 2011