Local press reports that US-based global telecoms operator AT&T has launched its commercial business in Vietnam. The initiation of operations follows the telco’s agreement made twelve months ago to collaborate with military-owned provider Viettel. AT&T has already set up an office in Hanoi and plans to set up a second in Ho Chi Minh City by the year-end. Under the agreement between AT&T and Viettel, initial services to multinational customers will include virtual private networks (VPN) and frame relay.
‘The collaboration of AT&T and Viettel pairs AT&T’s global operations strength with Viettel’s Vietnam service-provider strength to seamlessly connect AT&T global customers with their offices in Vietnam,’ said AT&T spokesman Hiko Minato, adding that there were plans to add more services in the future.