INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
VNPT owns a robust and advanced international telecommunications infrastructure, employing efective and reliable new transmission methods like submarine optical cables, terrestrial optical cables and satellites to directly interconnect to over 240 countries and territories, economic and fnancial centers all over the world.
VNPT currently manages the landing stations of the two globe-spanning state-of-the-art optical marine telecommunications cable links SMW-3 and AAG. The SMW-3 system was put into operation in September 1999, connecting Vietnam with nearly 30 countries
in both Asia and Europe. Out of the 80 Gbps of its designed capacity, VNPT uses up to 65 Gbps. The Asia-America Gateway (AAG) is a 20,000-kilometre long submarine communications cable system, connecting South-East Asia with the mainland of the United States, across the countries and territories of Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam (the landing station in Ba Ria – Vung Tau), Brunei, Hong Kong, Philippines and the United States. Out of its total capacity of 750 Gbps,VNPT is currently using 245 Gbps on this optical cable link. It is expected that in 2015, VNPT will increase the capacity on AAG system by 100 Gbps more and also put the APG cable link into operation with the capacity of up to 200 Gbps (connect to Singapore, Thailand, Hongkong, China…). From now to 2016, VNPT will consider to invest in two new international optical submarine cable links.
Moreover, VNPT also builtoptical terrestrial cables connecting directly to 3 neighbor countries: Laos (40 Gbps), Cambodia (45 Gbps) and China (140 Gbps).
The satellite system composed of the two satellites Vinasat-1 and Vinasat-2 enables VNPT to enhance connectivity to neighbor countries and other countries in the South East region.
NATIONAL BACKBONE NETWORK
VNPT’s national backbone network is the North-South optical cable network with the current capacity of 360 Gbps, installed along the 1A national highway and Ho Chi Minh highway.
The network uses ring topology to ensure the smooth and consistent connection in any circumstances. By the end of 2014, VNPT expanded the capacity of the current North-South network to over 700 Gbps.
The optical ring network systems in the North, North East and South with total capacity 6,000 Gbpsin sync with Metro-link networks in 4 centers (Ha Noi, HCM City, Da Nang, Can Tho) and VNPT’s Toll exchanges, NGN have created the most powerful inter-provincial transmission network in Vietnam.
To keep pace with technological and market changes, VNPT has introduced its ADSL broadband Internet service to customers since 2003 and is currently delivering the service to millions of nation-wide customers.
VNPT is currently capturing over 62% market share in terms of Internet subscribers. The total capacity of international Internet exceeds 330 Gbps and is being expanded even further.
Internet POPs provide xDSL service with up to 15 Mbps in all 63/63 provinces and cities.
In addition to the ADSL network, the Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network has been implemented with services provided in 63 provinces and cities. FTTH network can accommodate a high bandwidth from 6 – 100 Mbps for Internet connection, fully meeting the customer’s demands on bandwidth-gobbling value-added services, such as: IPTV, online training, multi-media video conferences,…
VINASAT SATELLITE SYSTEM
In April 2008, VNPT successfully launched the frst satellite of Vietnam – Vinasat-1 into orbit at 132oE, 35,768 km away from the earth, enhancing the national image of Vietnam and her ICT sector in the context of global economic integration.
With the successful launch, Vietnam has become the 93 th nation in the world, and the 5 th nation in the South East Asia region that sends satellite into orbit.
Vinasat-1 has ofcially been operational since June 2008. With 20 transponders (12 Ku and transponders and 8 C band transponders), Vinasat-1 covers the entire country and several nearby countries (Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and a part of Myanmar), providing various services: private leased line for enterprises, SNG (Satellite News Gathering), distance training, DTH television, video conference, mobile private leased line, data transmission for banks, connectivity for Internet service providers, voice services in remote areas,… Currently, most of Vinasat-1’s capacity has been used up.
Given the success in the investment and exploitation of Vinasat-1, the Government continues to trust VNPT with the important responsibility to deploy the second satellite.
Vinasat-2 has 24 Ku band transponders, covering the whole South East Asia region and several nearby countries. On May 16th 2012, Vinasat-2 was launched successfully into orbit at 131.8oE.
Vinasat-1 and Vinasat-2 help increase the capacity backup, mitigate risks and enhance the security of the national telecommunication network.
With over 35,000 base transceiver stations (both 2G and 3G) that cover 63/63 provinces and cities all over Vietnam, VNPT’s mobile network (VinaPhone) is currently serving 25 million subscribers and helping customers to have anytime and anywhere connectivity.Being a pioneer in the ICT industry, in October 2009, VNPT again became the frst operator to deliver advanced 3G mobile services to Vietnamese consumers. To date, VNPT’s 3G network has nationwide coverage, providing data services with up to 42 Mbps.
VNPT also took the lead in trialing 4G-LTE network and collaborated to produce the compatible equipment in order to reduce the needed time and ofer high-speed broadband services to Vietnamese customers.
Apart from domestic mobile services, VNPT has entered roaming agreements with over 400 mobile operators from 160 countries and territories around the world, enabling users to be connected when travelling around the world.
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