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AAG submarine cable fixed, Internet in Vietnam back to normal

24-08-2016 | Vietnam Telecom
According to the latest information from local Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Internet connection in Vietnam has resumed from August 24 morning.

Yesterday the last welds of the two cable branches to Hong Kong and Singapore of the AAG submarine cable network were completed.

From 6am of August 24, Internet connection has been recovered, a CMC Telecom representative said.

The repair schedule of AAG cable changed constantly. Last week, the AAG cable management unit announced that the repair would finish on August 24, three days longer than the initial plan. 

On August 22, this unit said that the repair will complete on August 25, one more day later due to the impact of the typhoon Dianmu. 

In fact, the typhoon did not affect the repair so the AAG cable was fixed as the last week schedule.

The optical cable was cut at 5pm on August 2. The incident has seriously affected the quality of Internet services in Vietnam. 

The location where the cable was cut is about 90 km from the South Lantau landing station in Hong Kong. 

The last time the AAG was broken was in June 2016. The incident disrupted Internet traffic from Vietnam to the rest of the world for about 7 days.

The AAG is a 20,000-kilometre long submarine communications cable system, connecting Southeast Asia with the US mainland, across the Pacific Ocean via Guam and Hawaii.

With a total investment of approximately $560 million, AAG has a length of nearly 20,000 km, starting from Malaysia (TM) and ending in the US (AT & T Telecom Company).

The segment to Vietnam is 314 km long and lands at Vung Tau.  There are four participants in the system, including FPT Telecom, VNPT, Viettel and SPT.