Nokia has announced the first deployment of 10G fibre broadband in Vietnam with operator Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications (VNPT). The initial rollout will connect 10,000 homes and businesses in the 8 largest provinces of the country. Nokia is providing fibre access nodes for the operator’s exchanges and fibre modems for end users’ premises.
Fibre broadband is being rolled out rapidly in Vietnam. In September 2021, the country’s Ministry of Information and Communications launched the National Digital Transformation Programme with the goal that fiber internet infrastructure should cover 80 percent of households and 100 percent of communes by 2025.
According to Global Data’s Vietnam Telecom Operators Country Intelligent Report, VNPT is the market leader with 39.5% of the market in 2022. As well as home internet, the operator offers mobile and pay-tv services. Moving to a multi-gig network will help VNPT differentiate its services and maintain its leadership position.
With this new technology, VNPT will be able to offer customers a full choice of speeds up to 10 Gb/s on the existing platform without the need for construction work to lay new fibre.
Mr. Dang Anh Son, CEO at VNPT Net Corporation, said: “This project is our first step towards high-class FTTx services which meet our residential and business customers’ demand for higher bandwidth and service quality using the latest generation XGS-PON. Next step, VNPT will work with Nokia to deploy cloud-based network management systems for the XGS-PON and enhance customer experiences through digital transformation solutions.”
Rubén Morón Flores, Head of Market Unit Vietnam at Nokia, said: “We are proud to have been selected by VNPT for this important milestone of bringing 10G broadband to the country for the first time. The APAC region is the largest in the world for fibre broadband. Our multi-gig and multi-PON solution provides for incredible flexibility and scale. Vietnam has ambitious plans and we’re delighted to be part of them.”