The Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) and its Chinese partner, the China Mobile Communications Corporation, have launched a trans-national optical cable network to connect with China.

The first phase will be operated using Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) technology, with a designed speed of 10Gb/s, which will be 40Gb/s at the end of the second phase.

According to Pham Long Tran from VNPT, to become one of the 20 largest telecommunications operators in Asia by 2020, the group is keen to form partnerships with neighbouring nations to expand its business in foreign markets.

First established in early 1990, VNPT is Vietnam’s leading telecoms group providing a range of international telecommunications services including broadband, data and fixed-line services.-VNA