HCM CITY — Viet Nam and Cambodia have jointly launched a Superhighway Telecom Network which is expected to improve internet and telecommunication services in Cambodia and meet customer demands.
State-owned Viet Nam Telecom International (VTI) and Telecom Cambodia (TC) inaugurated the 260-km link, which connects VTI's POP (Point of Presence) in Phnom Penh to HCM City, last Friday.
The superhighway link is expandable to Asia, Europe and North America through an international submarine cable system and cross-border land cable connections to China and Laos.
With an initial capacity design of 10Gbps and a future upgrade plan, the connection is expected to become a lifeline for transmitting traffic such as voice, video, data and the internet as well as all other international telecommunication services.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, Cambodian Minister of Posts and Telecommunication So Khun said the link would help Cambodia develop its economy amid the global integration.
He said it was important to improve telecommunications and internet service usage in Cambodia, which would drive the development in many fields of economics, education, society and administration.
The minister said the link would be a chance for both VTI and TC to increase the number of customers, expand business activities and generate more revenue.
The link would provide customers not only in Cambodia but also in regional countries like Thailand and Myanmar with a high-speed connection as well as high quality and cost-effective services, according to So Khun.
The chairman of Viet Nam Posts and Telecommunications, to which the VTI belongs, Pham Long Tran, said at the launch that the co-operation showed the VTI's commitment to provide high-quality international telecommunications service to Cambodia and to improve its role and status in the Southeast Asian telecoms market. — VNS