The Viet Nam Post and Telecommunications Corporation (VNPT) has received the Government's permission to set up a branch and provide some services in the US.
According to VNPT Deputy President Lam Hong Vinh, VNPT's first branch in the US will officially be operational by the end of this year. He added that this would be an opportunity for VNPT subsidiaries like the Viet Nam International Telecom (VTI) and the Viet Nam Datacommunications Company (VDC) to boost cooperation activities and set up branches in this potential market.
VNPT has established cooperative ties with a number of large US firms namely AT&T, US Sprin and Motorola. The corporation has also signed a contract to build a copper cables joint venture and develop a mobile phone network in Laos.