Vietnam’s GTEL-Mobile has contracted NEC Corp. to deploy a mobile backhaul solution based on NEC’s ultra compact PASOLINK microwave communications system. GTEL is the latest mobile operator to enter the Vietnamese market and its mobile services are expected to begin later this year.

PASOLINK will be introduced in Ho Chi Minh and the surrounding area in support of the operator’s network. Its flexibility enables the system to process a wide variety of transmission speeds and interfaces within the same platform, which facilitates mobile traffic growth and expansion of mobile network coverage in Vietnam. The system is capable of expanding transmission capacity in reaction to increases in communications traffic, as well as flexibly responding to various interfaces via identical platforms through software upgrades, rather than the addition of new hardware.

NEC has supplied PASOLINK to nearly all of the mobile operators in Vietnam, and views its selection to provide this latest microwave system as recognition of GTEL’s high regard for the company’s services and systems.