Viettel opens new DC in Hanoi

22 April 2024

Viettel has opened a data centre in Hoa Lac Tech Park, Hanoi, Vietnam, which boasts more than 2,400 racks across 21,000 sqm of floor space, with a total capacity of 30MW.

The data centre is designed with high capacity to meet rising AI demands and is claimed to be the largest in Vietnam. It is also the first data centre in Vietnam committed to using renewable energy for 30% of its electricity consumption.

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Dialog Axiata takes over Bharti Airtel’s Sri Lankan business

22 April 2024

Dialog Axiata has signed a definitive agreement to effectively take over Bharti Airtel’s Sri Lankan operations, reducing the number of mobile operators in the country to three.

Under the deal, Dialog will acquire 100% of issued shares in Airtel Lanka, then give Bharti Airtel ordinary voting shares via a share swap, which will allow Airtel to retain a 10.35% stake in the combined company.

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Viettel and Singtel sign MoU on subsea cable

19 April 2024

Viettel Business Solutions has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singtel to collaborate on deploying the first subsea cable directly connecting Vietnam and Singapore.

The Vietnam-Singapore Cable System (VTS) will be designed with eight fibre pairs using advanced WDM technology. When the cable becomes operational in the second quarter of 2027, it will add hundreds of Tbps to Viettel's total international connectivity capacity.

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HSPnet reports cable breakthrough

18 April 2024

At the beginning of 2024, HSPnet launched high-capacity services of up to 6Tbps on its B3JS (Jakarta-Bangka-Bintan-Batam-Singapore) and BDMCS (Batam-Dumai-Medan) cable systems.

The transmission routes, totaling around 2,000km across both underwater and land cables, are supported by Ciena's WaveLogic Ai-powered 6500 platform.

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