Viettel Strengthens Focus on Youth Education with Milestone Sponsorship in the United States

-- Reflecting a global focus towards education and skills development, Viettel is the first-ever Vietnamese company to be named the exclusive premier sponsor of the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship 2015

-- The company is furthering its global focus on education through active initiatives in 10 countries worldwide

Aug 13, 2015, 07:11 ET from Viettel

HANOI, Vietnam, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Viettel, one of the world's fastest growing telecom operators, today announced that it will consolidate its commitment on fostering education globally as part of its business strategy for sustainable development. To further its global focus on education, Viettel has exclusively sponsored the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship 2015 (MOSWC), supporting young talents across the world with gaining experience and certification in technology skills. The competition was held between 9 and 12 August 2015 in Texas, USA, and it reflects the Viettel group's core business strategy for sustainable development as it expands its global footprint.

"At Viettel, we are committed to supporting education and enhancing opportunities for youth to help them connect to the world for a brighter future. We are proud to be a partner at MOSWC 2015, as this helps us make a difference to youth globally, reduce the skills gap, and promote equal educational opportunities for all, which is a strong priority for us," said Tong Viet Trung, deputy general director of Viettel, who recently expressed a vision for Viettel to become one of the top 10 largest telecommunications companies in the world by 2020.

"Viettel's support for this year's competition demonstrates their dedication to fostering educational excellence and helping overcome the opportunity gap that many students face today. We are proud to have them as the premier sponsor for MOSWC 2015 and are looking forward to more opportunities and meaningful partnerships with them towards furthering education and skills for youth in the future," said Aaron Osmond, vice president of the Global Certiport.

Beyond the sponsorship of MOSWC 2015, Viettel has been an active contributor to communities in which they operate in with education initiatives including:

  • Internet infrastructure to over 1,300 schools in Haiti
  • Broadband Internet connectivity in all educational institutions in Vietnam, as well as in-house internet programs. Vietnam now has one of the highest rates of internet connectivity in education institutions in ASEAN

"We are working in a dedicated manner on increasing access to education among youth, and towards innovating solutions that will apply to everyone in markets we operate in. Our commitment to empowering communities and enabling socio-economic development is in line with our core business strategy. We strongly believe that this approach as an integrated part of our long-term business growth will drive mutual benefits and deliver positive impact," added Trung.

To date, Viettel has been operating in nine markets across Asia, Africa and the Americas, where it has helped build infrastructure and provided telecommunications services to a total customer reach of over 175 million, of which 13 million are existing customers. In some of the markets like Cambodia (through Metfone) and Mozambique (through Movitel), the company is a market leader in terms of subscribers, revenue and infrastructure.

About Certiport

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 13,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program, and the IC3 Digital Literacy certification. Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in more than 148 countries and 27 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/certiport.

"Certiport" and "IC3" are registered trademarks of Certiport, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

About Viettel

Viettel is one of the world's fastest growing telecom operators. It has been well known as a pioneer who has ushered in a telecommunications revolution in just a few years, transforming telecom services to a commodity for all social classes and to all rural and remote areas. Viettel is placed among the top 15 telecom companies by cellular connections (ranked by GSMA's Wireless Intelligence). At the end of 2014, Viettel is providing services in 10 countries across Asia, Africa and America with 260 million population and 75 million customers, bringing the total revenue of US$9.8 billion and US$2 billion profit in 2014, ranking amongst the top largest enterprises of Vietnam.

For more information please visit our websites: www.viettel.com.vn, www.viettelglobal.vn, www.vietteltelecom.vn, www.viettelmobile.com.vn.

Media Queries:
Bui Thi Phuong Thao, thaobtp@viettel.com.vn
Hong Luu, hong.luu@avcedelman.com
Amanda Koh, +65-6494-1577

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