Viettel officially enters Haitian telecom market

Natcom, a joint venture between the Vietnamese Military Telecommunication Group (Viettel) and Teleco, Haiti, has successfully connected calls between the two countries.

According to Viettel’s officials, Natcom now has only 5 base transceiver stations (BTS) and it will build 1,000 more BTS in 2011 to meet the demand for international calls in Haiti.

Reportedly, 4 months ago, Viettel bought shares in Teleco after the network of the Haitian telecom had been almost destroyed by the earthquakes in January 2010.

After that, Viettel and its Haitian partner started to rebuild the infrastructure and deploy new equipment.

At this point, Natcom provides several telecommunication services in the country, including leasing international telecommunication channels, fixed line phones and ADSL internet.

Haiti is the third foreign country in which Viettel has invested, after Cambodia and Laos. Recently, Viettel unveiled that it won an investment license in Mozambique, as well.

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