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Vietnam’s Internet speed fully restored after submarine cable problem

Saturday, June 08, 2019, 09:58 GMT+7
Vietnam’s Internet speed fully restored after submarine cable problem
A submarine Internet cable is seen in this photo illustration.

Internet speed in Vietnam has been fully restored as of Friday after nearly two weeks of slowed international connection due to a submarine cable issue off Da Nang.

The Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) communications cable system, vital to Vietnam’s international connectivity, suffered a problem around 130 kilometers off a landing point in Da Nang on May 26.

International connection from Vietnam was slightly affected as local Internet service providers rerouted traffic to alternative cable lines to cope with the issue.

Engineers finished fixing the APG’s problem on Thursday, restoring connectivity through the cable, a representative of a network operator in Vietnam told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper Friday.

The issue was identified as a power supply unit malfunction, the representative said.

Launched in 2016, the APG connects mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore.

The 10,400km-long submarine cable has a capacity of 54.8 Terabits per second and had been expected to put an end to regular disruptions to Internet connectivity in Vietnam.

This was the fourth issue reported with the APG this year.

The APG is only one of four major Internet cable systems connecting Vietnam with other countries. The other three are the Asia-America Gateway (AAG), the South-East Asia - Middle East - Western Europe 3 (SMW-3) and the Intra Asia (IA).

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