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Viettel pioneers free roaming in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam

Vietnam's giant telecom levels call and data charges between three ASEAN neighbors

Nguyen Manh Hung, Viettel's managing director

HO CHI MINH CITY -- Vietnam's state-owned telecom Viettel will eliminate overseas roaming charges between its operators in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from January 2017.

"Users of Metfone in Cambodia, Unitel in Laos and Viettel in Vietnam will be charged at the local mobile fee when they make cross-border calls to each other," said Nguyen Manh Hung, Viettel's managing director, who regards the three countries as an economic and cultural bloc.

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