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Laos 3G, 4G, WiFi, WiMax, LTE Data Rates, Plans, Bundles, Packages for Lao Telecom, ETL, Beeline, Unitel, Planet. 4G LTE available around Vientiane city in 2014.

Beelin (Tigo) 3G Laos






Vientiane, Luang Prabang
and Savannakhet only.

 

Note that Internet services in Laos, although improved from 2011 had generally become worse and slower by early 2014, probably due to international bandwidth limitations and local congestion. Tourists and others on the move are unlikely to be impressed; higher quality connections are available to those living near Vientiane Capital.

Laos ISP 3G, 4G air card data cost Plans from the four Lao mobile voice and internet providers and a few internet-only suppliers are comparable in many respects. Various data plans cost about the same from four Lao mobile operators: Lao Telecom, ETL, Beeline and Unitel. See below. There are daily, weekly, monthly and longer periods, with either fixed or unlimited data transfer for internet access by mobile phone, tablet or notebook computer with built-in modem or external device like a USB dongle/air card. Promotions occur from time to time with reduced costs etc. These are aimed primarily at Lao users.

Lao IP "Unlimited" plans. There is a maximum that can be downloaded within the defined period. When that is exceeded, severe throttling occurs. Unitel, LaoTel, ETL, Unitel and Beeline compete for market share but all provider plans have data limits together with bandwidth control. Some unlimited plans below do not reflect those limits.

Outside the capital and main cities, where Beeline and Unitel are faster than LTC or ETL, choice of the best mobile internet service depends on operator coverage which varies between provinces. Unitel now covers most of Laos and is possibly faster than LaoTel or ETL. Some plans below are more for phones than aircards or for data SIM use; 'unlimited' data plans cost less now but speeds are reduced and costs increase if daily or monthly limits are exceeded.

4G/LTE News. Both Lao Telecom (LTC) and Beeline (VimpelCom) announced 4G LTE FDD/TDD services in Vientiane in 2011. Several updates were issued but there was no 4G LTE in Laos for most of 2013! Lao Telecom's is apparently in service in central Vientiane.

Lao ISPs currently offer wireless and wire/cable broadband services including ADSL, 3G HSPA, HSPA+, WiFi, 4G WiMax, fibre optic and 4G LTE.

Visit our main Lao Communications page; for telecoms abbreviations, definitions etc, see our mobile internet acronyms page.

Prices are in Lao Kips LAK. 2014 Exchange Rate 8,000 kips to US$1; ~250 kips to 1 baht. Our Lao Banking page has up-to-date rates for main convertible currencies.

 

 

Lao Telecom (LTC, LaoTel, Lao Telecommunications)

LTC 3G HSPA Plans, packages (fixed data) APN: ltcnet

Lao Telecom Promotions pageTo see plans on the LTC website you can click this image, which appears as the third tab under the grey bar on the LaoTel promotions page. Choose one of their internet services and plans; also click image below to reach the same page:

Lao Telecom 3G plans update October 2013

LTC WiMax Plans (very limited service area unlimited data)

Plan

Period

Kips

Data

1

7 days

120,000

Unlimited

2

15 days

240,000

Unlimited

3

30 days

400,000

Unlimited

4

6 months

2,000,000

Unlimited

5

1 year

3,600,000

Unlimited

Promotion: 4,000 kips
per day unlimited

LTC WiFi Plans (limited service areas: link)

Plan

Period

Minutes Min/day

WiFi Card

Kips/day

Data

1

1 day

Unlimited 4,000 Unlimited

2

3 days

120 40

12,000

4,000 Unlimited

3

7 days

250 36

25,000

3,600 Unlimited

4

14 days

500 36

50,000

3,600 Unlimited

5

30 days

1,000 33

100,000

3,300 Unlimited

LTC ADSL Plans (LaoTel land line required, unlimited data) link

Speed Kips per Month Prepaid 6 Mths Prepaid Annual

256 Kbps

140,000

130,000

120,000

512 Kbps

260,000

230,000

200,000

1 Mbps

400,000

350,000

300,000

2 Mbps

800,000

750,000

700,000

ADSL modem supplied may now be free; previously 200,000 kips. Call 101.

Lao Telecom LTC 4G LTE

LTC 4G/LTE Plans (where available - link)

Data Kips Days Package Cost

Unlimited, actual speed unknown

300,000 + SIM 20,000

10

320,000

700,000 + SIM 20,000

30

720,000

Huawei E392 4G air card + SIM, unlimited data

10

1,300,000

Huawei E392 4G air card + SIM, unlimited data

30

1,700,000

Short term rental: 4G air card 300K, unlimited data 700K for 30 days; 200K + 300K for 10 days.
Plus 1 million kips deposit. Call 131 or visit Saylom Head Office for more information.

 

ETL (Enterprise of Telecommunications Lao)

3G Package HSPA Plans - up to 2 Mbps (fixed data only)
APN: etlnet
plans expire automatically, no need to cancel, deactivate

SMS 333

3G Data Plan

Kips

Days

Kips/MB

D1

300 MB

5,000

1

17

D2

400 MB

10,000

7

25

D3

2 GB

50,000

30

25

D4

4 GB

100,000

30

25

D5

8 GB

200,000

30

25

DX

Cancel (no plan)

    90

    3G Mobile HSPA Plans (fixed data only) - up to 2 Mbps

SMS 333

3G Data Plan

Kips Days Kips/MB

M1

120 MB

5,000

1

42

M2

200 MB

10,000

7

50

M3

1.25 GB

50,000

30

40

M4

2.5 GB

100,000

30

40

M5

5 GB

200,000

30

40

SIM2 Teen calls 800 kip/min, 4,000 kips per day unlimited 3G

MX

Cancel (no plan)

    300

ETL ADSL Plans, packages Economic, Gold

ETL Laos 3G Net
Speed

1 Month

3 Months 6 Months Annual

ADSL Economic prices per month, speed up to 1 Mbps

256 Kbps

150,000

140,000

130,000

120,000

512 Kbps

220,000

210,000

195,000

170,000

1 Mbps

350,000

325,000

300,000

250,000

ADSL Gold speed up to 1.5 Mbps. For full spec, call 135.

256 Kbps

350,000

340,000

330,000

320,000

512 Kbps

600,000

590,000

570,000

550,000

768 Kbps

800,000

790,000

770,000

750,000

1 Mbps

1,000,000

990,000

970,000

950,000

1.5 Mbps

1,300,000

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,000,000

Unitel Laos (Star Telecom, LAT, VietTel)

3G HSPA Aircard Data SIM plans APN: unitel3g - up to 6 Mbps

SMS 209

3G Data Plan

Kips

Period

Kips/MB

LT0

Cancel, no plan

credit balance

Unlimited

90

LTU5

800 MB, then 90 kips/MB

5,000

1 day

0/90

LTU120 ?

3 GB

120,000

1 month

-

LT50

5 GB

50,000

1 month

42

Unitel.com.la website plans confusing and/or have errors. Call support for clarification.
Speeds from 1-2 to about 6 Mbps depending on location congestion.

Mobinet Phone SIM Plans APN: unitel3g or startelecom (2G)

SMS 209

Free Data

Kips

Period

Kips/MB

MI0

None credit balance

Unlimited

350 (flat rate)

MI15

100 MB

15,000

1 month

350 (excess)

MI40

500 MB

40,000

1 month

350 (excess)

MIDAY

50 MB

5,000

1 day

350 (excess)

MI150

2 GB

150,000

1 month

350 (excess)

ADSL Plans (Unitel land line required, unlimited, limited data)

Speed D/Up Kips per Month Prepaid 6 Mths Prepaid Annual

512 Kbps /256

220,000

195,000

170,000

1 Mbps /512

350,000

300,000

250,000

1.5 Mbps /1

550,000

500,000

450,000

2 Mbps /1

680,000

640,000

600,000

4 Mbps /1

1,700,000

1,600,000

1,500,000

Cheaper limited data packages available; tariff varies with time of day.

Beeline Laos (VimpelCom, ex Tigo, MilliCom)

2G, 3G, HSPA+, 4G* Plans (fixed/limited data) APN: beelinenet

SMS 234

3G Data Plan

Kips

Period

Kips/MB

C

Check plan, balance

 

   

DER [plan]

Cancel current plan*

credit balance

Unlimited

300

D1

50/75* MB

2,500/3,000

1 day

50/40

W1

200 MB

10,000

1 week

50

M1

500 MB

25,000

1 month

50

M2

1.2 GB

49,000

1 month

41

Data-only SIM for USB Modem Plans (SIM cannot revert to voice+data)

AD1

1 GB/day or 10 GB/month at full speed, reducing to 256 Kbps while over limit

4,900

1 day

-

AM1

130,000

1 month

13

* Beeline claims to offer 4G speeds with their 21Mbps modem, but this is nowhere near the case. 4G/LTE was announced in 2011, but still but not in service during 2013. Costs similar to LTC's (also not in service) 4G LTE.

*  Option offered for extra 25MB for additional 500 kip.
* Plans expire at midnight on the last day. Sending DER [plan] cancels plan immediately. To alter plan, e.g. from AD1 to AM1, send AM1 to change to AM1. FAQs for Beeline subscribers.

HSPA+ service in Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Savannakhet urban areas only.
 

Beeline Internet (WiMax) unlimited, free hardware installation
Speed paid monthly Speed prepaid 1 year Kips per month

256 Kbps

512 Kbps

350,000

512 Kbps

1 Mbps

500,000

1 Mbps

1.5 Mbps

1,000,000

1.5 Mbps

2 Mbps

2,000,000

2 Mbps

3 Mbps

2,300,000

3 Mbps

4 Mbps

4,000,000

For annual prepaid plans, increased speed is offered instead of price discount.

 

Beeline FTTH (Fiber to the Home) Fiber Optic Service - click image for further details:

Beeline Laos FTTH

Planet Online Laos 4G

 Vientiane only

Planet Online Laos (upgraded plans 2014)

4G Mobile WiMax Plans (fixed limit data); 4G modems required (not LTE compatible)

Plan

Speed

Monthly Quota

Kips Per Month

Kips/MB

Basic

Up to 10 Mbps

5 10 GB

200,000

20

Basic Plus

15 25 GB

400,000

16

Pro

25 40 GB

600,000

15

Pro Plus

40 60 GB

800,000

13

All plans

128/64 Kbps

Over quota

Free

0

Payable monthly; free modem if paid for first year and 10% discount for annual renewal.

4G Mobile WiMax Business Plans (fixed speed, unlimited data)

Speed Registration Kips Per Month Modem

512 Kbps

200,000 kips

150,000

from
400,000 kips

1 Mbps

Waived

350,000

2 Mbps

700,000

3 Mbps

1,000,000

4 Mbps

2,500,000

5 Mbps

3,500,000

10 Mbps

7,000,000

One year contract payable monthly or 10% discount for single annual payment.

HIGH QUALITY FIBRE INTERNET SERVICE ALSO AVAILABLE

 

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