Submarine Internet cable breaks off Vietnam

AAGA submarine Internet cable, part of the 20,000-kilometer Asia-America Gateway that links Southeast Asia with the US, broke on December 21 off the coast of southern Vietnam, leaving Internet connections shaky with reports saying the problem could remain unsolved for at least a month.

The 20,000-kilometer cable, starting in Malaysia and ending in the US, broke at the section between Vietnam and Hong Kong, according to news reports. In Vietnam, a 314-kilometer cable section is linked to the southern beach town of Vung Tau, and used by four major local Internet providers, namely FPT Telecom, VNPT, Viettel and SPT.

Representatives of the companies said that they have switched to back-up cables to reduce impacts on their services, but still asked customers to reserve international connections for important services.The repair will possibly last between four and seven weeks, the companies said.

Since 2011, the gateway cable has broken or gone under maintenance on different occasions, affecting Internet connections. It is the only cable connecting Southeast Asia with the US. It has landing stations in the continental US, Hawaii, Guam, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei and Vietnam.



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A submarine Internet cable, part of the 20,000-kilometer Asia-America Gateway that links Southeast Asia with the US, broke on December 21 off the coast of southern Vietnam, leaving Internet connections shaky with reports saying the problem could remain unsolved for at least a month. The 20,000-kilometer cable, starting in Malaysia and ending in the US, broke at the section between Vietnam and Hong Kong, according to news reports. In Vietnam, a 314-kilometer cable section is linked to the southern beach town of Vung Tau, and used by four major local Internet providers, namely FPT Telecom, VNPT, Viettel and SPT. Representatives of the...

AAGA submarine Internet cable, part of the 20,000-kilometer Asia-America Gateway that links Southeast Asia with the US, broke on December 21 off the coast of southern Vietnam, leaving Internet connections shaky with reports saying the problem could remain unsolved for at least a month.

The 20,000-kilometer cable, starting in Malaysia and ending in the US, broke at the section between Vietnam and Hong Kong, according to news reports. In Vietnam, a 314-kilometer cable section is linked to the southern beach town of Vung Tau, and used by four major local Internet providers, namely FPT Telecom, VNPT, Viettel and SPT.

Representatives of the companies said that they have switched to back-up cables to reduce impacts on their services, but still asked customers to reserve international connections for important services.The repair will possibly last between four and seven weeks, the companies said.

Since 2011, the gateway cable has broken or gone under maintenance on different occasions, affecting Internet connections. It is the only cable connecting Southeast Asia with the US. It has landing stations in the continental US, Hawaii, Guam, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei and Vietnam.



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