Vietnam Post & Telecom

BACKGROUND

VNPT has a 60-year history of telecommunications in Vietnam. The group was the first telecommunications service provider of Vietnam and consists of more than 90,000 employees, advanced telecommunications infrastructure and a network covering all of 63 provinces and cities in the country.  VNPT provides a voice, data transmission, Internet and value added services over a unified and modern infrastructure, with wireline and wireless means of transmission.

Currently, VNPT has in excess of 10 million fixed phone subscribers, almost 40 million mobile phone subscribers and about 1.5 million Internet ADSL subscribers. Those statistics reflect the leading position of VNPT in the telecommunications market of Vietnam.

PROJECT

Consultel was contracted to provide NMS/OSS Project Management expertise that supported VNPT to implement a Network Management System (NMS) throughout Vietnam. This NMS enabled VNPT to enhance their Network Operations and Maintenance capabilities for the Vietnam Public Switch Telephone Network (PSTN).

SOLUTIONS/SERVICES

Due to the size and complexity of the network, the network management capability was deployed in stages. Consultel assisted with each of these stages, which included – deployment of a Digital Communication Network (DCN), deployment of the NMS and Corporate Local Area Network (LAN) & Intranet and deployment of the Network Operation Centre.

Resources were involved in overseeing and coordinating the commissioning of the NMS and related EMS (Element Management System) projects. This included all aspects of the project, from organisation re-design, project management, Subject Matter Expertise (on IT and telecommunications), workflow, training, testing, etc.