Cambodia, Vietnam inaugurate high-speed transmission line

Vietnam helped Cambodia connect to the world through a new high-speed transmission cable capable of transferring signals at 10 gigabytes per second.

The 260km cable, linking Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City, enables Cambodia to expand its international gateways to Asia, Europe, and North America via marine cables and to Laos and China through terrestrial lines.

The new cable was inaugurated by Vietnam Telecom International (VTI) and Telecom Cambodia (TC) in Phnom Penh on April 20 in the presence of Cambodian Minister of Post and Telecommunication Sokhun, Vietnamese Minister Counselor of Trade in Cambodia Vu Thinh Cuong, and leaders of telecommunication enterprises operating in the country.

Addressing the ceremony, Minister Sokhun said that the new line will be very effective for Cambodia’s globalized economic development.

He said the line will facilitate Cambodia’s connections to the world and expand the telephone and internet networks across the country, thereby boosting its economic, educational, and social development.

VTI and TC have cooperated closely to carry out the project and pledged to provide customers in Cambodia with solution and service packages through the ‘one-stop shop’ model.