CMC launches first cable system directly connecting to Southeast-Asia grid

  • 02:17 - 2017/12/09

CMC Telecom on Thursday in Ha Noi officially inaugurated its Cross Viet Nam Cable System (CVCS), which is the only system in Viet Nam directly connecting the Southeast-Asia grid.

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CMS Telecom staffs installs its Cross Viet Nam Cable System. — Photo courtesy of CMC

With a total length of more than 2,500km, the cable system passes through 19 provinces and cities in the country from the northern Lang Son Province to the southern Tay Ninh Province. The system has a total investment of VND500 billion.

Thank to the system, Viet Nam has access to the Southeast Asian region, connecting Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia and Thailand. The system would be connected to most sea cable routes in the region such as APG, AAE-1, UNITY and FASTER.

The CVCS has been built using the latest technology, with a bandwidth capacity of up to 9.6Tbps. It would help Vietnamese firms experience a continuous, stable and more completed information and technology infrastructure.

On the same day, CMC Telecom also inaugurated its third Data Centre with a total area of 1,200sq.m.

This has been the first and only data centre in Viet Nam applying the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). This is a compulsory information safety standard for storage, transmission and processing companies for card payment managed by five leading international organizations, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB.

In addition, the centre also follows international standards such as ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013.

Speaking at the ceremony, deputy minister of Information and Communications, Pham Hong Hai said the strong growth of CMC – a private group in the past few years proved that the Government had created an equal competitive ICT market for both State-owned and private firms.

“I’m sure that the launching would play an important role in providing high quality services with reasonable prices to internet users in Viet Nam and the world,” Hai said.

Nguyen Trung Chinh, CMC Group’s general director said CMC’s strong investment into data transmission and data centre followed its targets towards digitalisation to adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

"CMC expected to make Viet Nam become one of three largest data centres in the South-east Asian region and joining in IT global supply chain", Chinh said.

The launching has marked the leaping development of CMC Telecom in its 10 years of operation. It has been honoured as one of the five IT firms having contributed largely to Viet Nam’s internet development in the past decade.

CMC Telecom is one of 8 subsidiaries of CMC Group. It has been the first provider applying Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) and using 100 per cent of fibre cable.

It is also the only ICT firm in Viet Nam with a foreign strategic shareholder, Malaysian group TIME dotCom Berhad (TIME), holding 46 per cent of stake at the company.

Source: VietNamNet

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