INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Cabling
Vietnam to be linked by 126 Tbps
pan-Asian submarine cable
A new undersea cable will serve
Vietnam where more than 64%
of the population are online.
new undersea cable with a
bandwidth of 126 Tbps, the highest
of any serving Vietnam currently, is
set to become operational next year.
The Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications
Group (VNPT) said it is collaborating with
China Mobile International, Singapore’s
Singtel, Indonesia’s Telin, Taiwan’s
Chunghwa Telecom and South Korea’s SK
Broadband to lay the Southeast Asia Japan
2 cable (SJC2).
Costing US$439 million, the cable will also
serve mainland China, Japan, Singapore,
South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
In Vietnam, the point of connection would
be in Quy Nhon Town in the south-central
province of Binh Dinh.
64% OF THE
ARE ONLINE, IS
CONNECTED TO SIX
AND A 120 GIGABIT
SJC2 will be the sixth international
marine cable to serve Vietnam in which
VNPT has a stake.
Military-run Viettel has said it has tied up
with Singapore’s Singtel, China Telecom,
Japan’s SoftBank and India’s Tata
Communications to install a 9,400km
submarine cable that would serve Vietnam.
The 140 Tbps cable is expected to be laid by
the end of 2022.
Vietnam, where more than 64% of the
population are online, is connected to six
undersea cables and a 120 gigabit overland
cable from China.
The Asia Pacific Gateway undersea cable, the
one with the highest bandwidth (54 Tbps)
currently, has suffered frequent disruptions. •