By Tuoi Tre News

The snail-paced Internet speed users in Vietnam have been suffering since Thursday is not brought about by a submarine cable cut as widely thought and it will take three weeks, or a month at worst, for repairs.

Leakage power has been identified as the cause of the incident, which occurred at 5:27 am off the southern Vietnamese province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, according to VNPT-I, the international unit of leading telecom VNPT.

The leakage was identified on the section between the Vietnamese province and Hong Kong in the Asia – America Gateway (AAG) system, which links Vietnam and the U.S.

It was earlier reported that there was yet another break in the system, infamous for at least four other ruptures over the past year.

But VNPT-I said leakage power is the culprit, adding it had “taken immediate action to identify the issue” and contacted relevant agencies to develop a repair plan, which however could not be carried out quickly.

“Cable repairing ships must be deployed for such a task but they are now busy fixing many other issues in the region,” the company said, adding it is calling for ship operators to prioritize repairing the AAG error.

The tentative schedule for repairs is from May 6 to 11, according to VNPT-I.

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