AT&T has announced the commercial launch of business in Vietnam. This follows the announcement in November 2006, when AT&T extended the global reach of its business through collaboration with Viettel, a telecommunications provider.
In addition to the existing office in Hanoi, AT&T plans to set up another representative office in Ho Chi Minh by the end of the year to capitalize on the business opportunities of the rapidly growing telecommunications market in Vietnam. Under the agreement between AT&T and Viettel, initial services available to multinational customers include Virtual Private Network and Frame Relay services. There are plans to add more services in the future.
Hiko Minato, vice president of AT&T Asia Pacific, said: We are very excited about today’s announcement, which marks a major milestone for our business in Vietnam. Vietnam is the fastest-growing market in Southeast Asia, and demand is increasing rapidly from global enterprises for world-class networking solutions to support their business operations in Vietnam. The collaboration of AT&T and Viettel pairs AT&T’s global operations strength with Viettel’s Vietnam service provider strength to seamlessly connect AT&T global customers with their offices in Vietnam. Customers will experience a consistent set of reliable, high-quality services wherever they do business.