I was impressed when on holiday in SE Asia last month with the internet connectivity. It has definitely improved a lot in the last few years. Not only is it possible to Skype and vpn to the UK from Ho Chi Minh City (at least from the apartment I was staying in) with perfectly good results, the connection was stable enough to upload a huge video file onto a server running Arkivum. It took about 6 hours but finished without a glitch.

Not only that but carrying the iPhone around I was even able to check mail with no problems using public wifi from a cafe in Hoi An. It’s not a big city, more of a large town and the centre is a world heritage site and consequently full of tourists. Maybe that has something to do with it but even the smaller hotels have wifi, if not in the rooms then in reception.

The world becomes more and more connected. It is impressive.


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