In the International Telecommunication Unîon, Global ICT Development Index (IDI) 2015. Vietnam was ranked 102nd(1) from 167 countries. This placed the country at the 6th(2) position in ASEAN and the 17th(3) in Asia-Pacific.
The Global Information Technology Report 2015 by World Economic Forum showed that Vietnam’s Network Readiness Index (NRI) ranked 85th(4) among 143 countries. Vietnam ranked 2nd(5) worldwide in terms of network affordability which consists of three variables (mobile cellular tariffs, fixed broadband Internet tariffs and the Internet and telephony sectors competition index). The index assesses the cost of accessing ICT, either via mobile telephony or fixed broadband internet, as well as the level of competition in the internet and telephony sectors.
According to Cushman & Wakefield’s Business Process Outsourcing and Shared Service Location Index 2015, one sector that has witnessed remarkable levels of growth has been the IT software industry. Vietnam is now home to over 1,000 software companies(6) that employ over 80,000 people(7). This makes Vietnam one of the world’s largest software exporters and the second largest software outsourcer in Japan (8). Rankings of Ho Chi Minh city and Hanoi in Tholons 2016 Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations are 18th(9) and 19th(10) respectively.