VNPT launches AAG cable system

30 Nov 2009

Vietnam Telecom International (VTI), a subsidiary of state-owned telecoms company Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications (VNPT), has launched the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) submarine cable system in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, local news source VOVNews reports. VNPT, along with fellow Vietnamese telcos Viettel, FPT and Saigon Postel, is part of an international consortium installing the 20,000km fibre-optic submarine network directly linking Asia and the US, to meet the region’s growing internet demand. In April 2007 VNPT signed an agreement to take part in the construction of the 1.92Tbps high speed network. AAG’s Vietnam link has an initial capacity of 240Gbps, following investment of around USD40 million from VNPT.

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