According the Viet Nam News, the Military Industry-Telecoms Group (Viettel) officially announced the landing of ADC (Asia Direct Cable) international subsea cable in Quy Nhơn City, Bình Định Province on Tuesday (April 19).

ADC cable lands in Vietnam
ADC cable lands in Quy Nhơn City, Bình Định Province, Vietnam. — Photo courtesy of Viettel


Viettel is the Vietnamese member and landing party for the ADC consortium comprised of CAT, China Telecom, China Unicom, PLDT Inc., Singtel, SoftBank Corp., Tata Communications and Viettel. The consortium spends about US$290 million as the initial investment in the ADC project.

The ADC subsea cable spans a length of 9,800 kilometres connecting Vietnam to China (Hong Kong SAR and Shantou), Japan, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, with  eight fiber pairs and a system capacity of over 140 Tbps.

Along with other currently operating subsea fibre optic cables, the ADC cable system is expected to add 18Tbps to Viettel's total international connection capacity when it is put into operation, contributing to providing a large amount of high-speed internet connection from Việt Nam to other countries.

ADC System Route Map
ADC System Route Map, Source: NEC


Đoàn Đại Phong, deputy general director of Viettel Solutions, said that after completing the landing, the ADC undersea cable route would be officially put into commercial operation in 2023.

Up to now, Viettel has invested in submarine cable projects including AAE-1, TGN-IA, APG, AAG and ADC.