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Vietnam’s Internet speed to remain sluggish until March

Vietnam’s Internet speed to remain sluggish until March

Monday, February 06, 2023, 20:31 GMT+7
Vietnam’s Internet speed to remain sluggish until March
People use smartphones at a park in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre 

The sluggish Internet speed in Vietnam will not improve until March when one of the four submarine cable systems with ongoing problems is expected to be fixed.

Repair work on the Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) is expected to be finished in March, a representative of an Internet service provider (ISP) told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Sunday.

It is still unclear when the problems on the Asia America Gateway (AAG), Asia Africa Europe (AAE-1), and Intra Asia (IA) cables will be fixed.

Four out of the five submarine Internet cable systems connecting Vietnam to the world are facing problems.

The APG and IA encountered issues in late January, while glitches were recorded on the AAG and AAE-1 in late 2022.

ISPs said they have deployed routing solutions to overland cable lines, as well as implementing other contingency plans, to minimize the impacts on domestic users.

However, many people said that they were unable to use online television and entertainment services, conduct online meetings with clients, or run their online businesses.

Vietnam has documented an average of 10 submarine cable problems a year, with repair work taking months to complete.

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Duy Khang - Han Minh / Tuoi Tre News

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