The military-run telecom group Viettel said on March 28 that its third data centre will become operational in the southern province of Binh Duong in the second quarter of this year.

The 18 million USD Viettel Internet Data Centre (Viettel IDC), which has 10,000 sq.m of space capable of accommodating nearly 40,000 servers, is one of the largest data centres in Southeast Asia.

Covering 3,500 sq.m at the Song Than Industrial Park, the Tier-3 standard centre will provide collocation service for Government agencies, ministries and branches, banks, securities, insurance, communication and telecom companies, as well as small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Viettel currently has two smaller data centres in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City./.