13 December 2012

NTT Communications Licensed to Launch Network Services in Vietnam

- JV with Vietnam Posts & Telecommunications 
- First foreign-capital enterprise to obtain a telecom network license 

Tokyo, Japan – 13 December 2012 - NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced that Global Data Services JSC (GDS), a joint venture between NTT Com and Vietnam Posts & Telecommunications (VNPT), has begun offering a wide range of domestic and international network services in Vietnam after becoming the first foreign-capital enterprise to obtain a telecom network license from the Ministry of Information and Communication on November 26. Together with sales subsidiary NTT Communications (Vietnam), the NTT Com group is now offering total information & communication technology (ICT) services to multinational companies in Vietnam.

The following services were launched on December 13 based on the new license: 
  • Domestic data network service (multicarrier) 
  • Direct connection to domestic Internet exchanges (IX) 
  • Internet access 
  • Video conferencing and teleconferencing 
The new domestic data network service includes local carrier selection. Using this multicarrier capability with carrier-redundant access, GDS designs and provides reliable, cost-efficient networks for the mission-critical systems of enterprise customers, such as services for online games or e-commerce. In addition, GDS provides SLA-backed network services to consolidate multicarrier connectivity nationwide. 

Established in 2008, GDS operates the Thăng Long Data Center, Vietnam’s most advanced Tier-3 data center with ISO27001-certified information security management. The company’s ICT enterprise services, backed by unmatched network stability, realize ideal solutions for online gaming, e-commerce, SNS and recruiting-service providers, as well as insurance and securities firms and banks that require data-center services to manage their websites, data backup and business continuity planning. 

Mr. Park Jong Buhm, CEO of NHN Vietnam, said, "We have been pleased with the high quality of NTT Com’s data-center services, which we use to provide internet services in Vietnam. We are delighted that the government of Vietnam now has awarded NTT Com a license for network services. This wide range of reliable, high-quality ICT services will enable multinational companies to grow their businesses more efficiently in Vietnam." 

Multinational corporations’ needs for assured business continuity are fueling outsourcing demand for data centers and other backup facilities in Vietnam. At the same time, increasing Internet availability and usage is expanding the need for data centers as communication platforms for the provision of stable Internet business in the country. 

NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company's worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching over 150 countries, and over 130 secure data centers. 

Global Data Service Joint Stock Company (GDS) is a joint venture between NTT Communications (Japan) and VNPT Group, the largest telecom carrier in Vietnam. 

Source: NTT Communications