Thursday, February 26, 2009

VIETNAM'S VIETTEL LAUNCHES CAMBODIAN MOBILE PHONE NETWORK

VIETNAM'S VIETTEL LAUNCHES CAMBODIAN MOBILE PHONE NETWORK

PHNOM PENH, Feb 25, 2009 (AsiaPulse via COMTEX) -- Vietnam's Military Telecom Corporation (Viettel) inaugurated its Metfone service network on February 19 in Phnom Penh , Cambodia , managed by the Viettel-Cambodia Pte. Ltd, a Cambodian subsidiary of Viettel.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Viettels General Director, Hoang Anh Xuan, thanked the Cambodian Government for the support it had given the company in expanding its operations into its neighbouring market, helping to further economic development and improve the living standards of local residents.

This is also a symbol of the effective cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia during their periods of economic development, he added.
On this occasion, the Viettel leader presented the Cambodian Minister of Education, Young People and Sports, Im Sethy, with 5 million USD to help the country to install free broadband internet transmission lines in 1,000 of the countrys schools.

The project will be implemented over the next five years.

Established in June 2007, the Viettel-Cambodia Pte. Ltd has successfully installed over 1,000 broadcasting posts and 5,000 km of cable, covering all 24 Cambodian provinces and cities.

The company plans to install an additional 1,500 posts and 5,000 km of cable this year in order to extend its coverage to Cambodia's remote villages and islands.

The project has created jobs for 700 local workers.

No comments: