Vietnamese telco Viettel has opened a data center in Hoa Lac tech park, Hanoi, Vietnam.

The military-run telco said its Hoa Lac data center has more than 2,400 racks across 21,000 sqm (226,000 sq ft) of floor space, with a total capacity of 30MW.

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Viettel's new facility in Hoa Lac tech park – Viettel on LinkedIn

The company said its data center has been designed to meet rising AI demands and claimed it is the largest data center in Vietnam. The company added it is the first in Vietnam to commit to using renewable energy for 30 percent of energy consumption.

Tao Duc Thang, chairman and general director of Viettel, said: “Viettel will not stop investing in data centers. According to the roadmap, by 2025, Viettel will invest and expand its scale to 17,000 racks. By 2030, Viettel will increase its scale to 34,000 racks.”

The company added it plans on building at least three more data centers in the next two years.

Currently, Viettel said it offers a combined 11,500 racks and more than 87MW of power supply. The telco provides colocation and cloud services from five data centers across Hanoi, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City.

Viettel Group (‘Military Telecommunications & Industry Corporation’) was founded in the late 1980s as a construction firm. The telecoms company is owned by the state and operated by the Vietnamese Ministry of Defence.

In April 2022, Viettel announced plans to build a new data center in Ho Chi Minh City, reported to be the largest in Vietnam. The company also completed the deployment of its 5G Open RAN network in November last year.

Viettel has also invested in five cables that land in Vietnam; AAE-1, TGN-IA, and AAG (all with landing stations in Vung Tau), APG (landing station in Da Nang), and ADC (landing in Quoy Nhon).

Last year, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) opened its new data center facility, also in Hanoi’s Hoa Lac tech park and claiming to be the largest in Vietnam.