VNPT gets upgrades from Alcatel

12 Oct 2004

Incumbent operator Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (VNPT) has contracted Alcatel to provide it with switching and mobile infrastructure solutions to enhance its fixed line and mobile services. The French vendor will deploy switching systems to the provinces of Nam dinh, Phu tho, Quang nam, Quang ninh and Soc trang, to provide reliable fixed line telephony to more than two million people by mid 2005. Alcatel will also provide VNPT’s wireless subsidiary Vietnam Mobile Telecom Services (which operates under the MobiFone banner) with a complete GSM/GPRS/EDGE mobile infrastructure solution to expand its core network in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and prepare for the launch of high-speed mobile data services. The value of the deals was not disclosed.