By Vietnam+

January 3, 2017

Hanoi (VNA) – The APG submarine cable from Vietnam to Singapore, which was crashed on December 23, 2017, will be fixed from January 6-7, according to an Internet services supplier in Vietnam.

The repair is expected to finish on January 7.

Since the cable was broken, network operators in Vietnam have carried out backup measures to minimise damage for consumers.

To deal with the problem, VNPT prioritises Internet traffic on other submarine cables operating stably such as Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE-1) and Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe (SMW-3) to assure the connection quality.

The 10,400km long Asia-Pacific Gateway is an undersea cable system linking 8 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region, namely Malaysia, Singapore, China, China’s Hong Kong and Taiwan, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Vietnam.

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