At the signing ceremony

This is the Vietnamese military business’ important milestone in its efforts to implement the “Development Strategy of Vietnam’s International Optical Cable System by 2030 with a vision to 2035” by the Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam. With a target to become a digital hub, Vietnam is paying attention to building an international cable system to facilitate national digital transformation, development of digital economy and digital society, and international integration.

Under the agreement, the two sides will develop the Vietnam-Singapore Cable System with a configuration of eight fibre pairs using advanced wavelength division multiplexing technology. Its main trunk landing stations in Vietnam will be managed by Viettel, while those in Singapore will be managed by Singtel. Branch landing stations are also expected to be established in Cambodia, Thailand, and Malaysia. It is scheduled to be operational by the second quarter of 2027.

According to Viettel Solutions’ Director General Nguyen Manh Ho, with the investment of the cable system, Viettel continues to affirm its pioneering role in accompanying the Government in building and developing digital infrastructure in Vietnam, strengthening comprehensive digital transformation, meeting the demand for high-speed data transmission, efficiently utilizing 4.0 technologies, and ensuring information security of national communication.

At the signing ceremony, Singtel’s Vice-president for digital infrastructure and services said that the construction of the Vietnam-Singapore Cable System will meet the increasing demand for higher-bandwidth and lower-latency connectivity. Singtel’s leader hoped to cooperate with Viettel to support Vietnam and the region’s economic and digital development. 

Earlier, Viettel announced its investment in the Asia Direct Cable (ADC), the largest bandwidth cable system in Vietnam, with connections to all three largest IP Hubs in Asia (China’s Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore). Viettel owns the landing station of this cable in Quy Nhon and is also the largest investor in The Asia Link Cable (ALC), connecting to the two main IP Hubs in Asia (China’s Hong Kong, Singapore). It owns the landing station of this cable in Da Nang city.

Translated by Tran Hoai