NTT East corp, an affiliate of the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT)-affiliated NTT East Corp. will install fiber-optic communications cables at the Nomura Hai Phong Industrial Park in northern Vietnam.

The Japanese economic daily of Nikkei reported that the 153-hectare industrial park in Vietnam's third-largest city is occupied by 53 companies, including Yazaki Corp., Toyoda Gosei Co. and Oji Paper Co., and is expected to grow to around 100. NTT East will lay a total of 15km of cable there at a projected cost of several tens of millions of yen.

The fiber-optic cables will provide high-speed Internet access and VPN (virtual private network) capabilities to the park's denizens, smoothing the way for teleconferencing and video transmission between Vietnam and foreign sites.

The Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Corp., the company's Vietnamese partner, will lay the cables, with NTT East Corp. providing technology for connections, responding to failures and assisting with operations and maintenance.

According to the daily, since 2007, NTT East has provided fiber-optic cables at Vietnam's Thang Long Industrial Park, where Canon Inc. and Panasonic Corp. both have plants./.