Telecommunications provider and Telehouse parent company KDDI announced on Thursday it is opening its Global Network Operations Center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, which the company will operate under KDDI’s local subsidiary, KDDI Vietnam.
The GNOC opening is just the latest in KDDI’s global investments this year, following KDDI’s announcement that it will invest $140.6 million to expand its data center business in the Greater China market including China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
The Ho Chi Minh City GNOC will feature a 24-hour system in which it serves an international communication network operation and maintenance center within the Southeast Asian region.
By setting up an operations center that is located close to Vietnam’s neighboring countries in Southeast Asia, KDDI will be in a position to offer higher quality global network service to companies in this region.
“The opening of the new GNOC in Ho Chi Minh City further expands Telehouse’s ability to provide our American customer base with unbridled connectivity throughout the Asian marketplace,” says Fred Cannone, director of sales and marketing at Telehouse. “Our customers have an inherent need to access the most efficient connection points in Asia, we will look to continue to find ways to expand our connectivity across the Asian region.”
In recent years, Japanese companies have been expanding their presence into Vietnam, which is also expected to see considerable growth in the ICT field due to increasing skills in English, IT, and other proficiencies.
According to the press release, KDDI will “continue to provide high quality ICT services and contribute to the local employment by gradually expanding operations and growing the initial staff of 50.”
As a result, KDDI will help to the further development of Vietnam as well as the entire Southeast Asian region.