Two international undersea optical cables, IA and APG, had problems
January 11, 2021
Two international undersea optical cable lines IA and APG – cable lines that make up the majority of Internet connection capacity from Vietnam to international – have encountered problems.
According to the announcement, the Intra Asia – IA undersea cable line had a problem at 12:52 a.m. on January 1, the first day of the new year 2021. The cause was determined by a cable error on segment 1, away from the docking station at Singapore's cable line is about 49 km. The problem affects all connection capacity for Singapore direction.
Meanwhile, at 6:45 am on January 9, the Asia Pacific Gateway – APG undersea cable had a problem on the S3 branch, interrupting information in the direction of connecting to Hong Kong (China), Japan.
It is known that the APG cable route has the investment of major carriers in Vietnam such as VNPT, Viettel, FPT Telecom, and CMC Telecom and is considered to be a cable route that contributes to a stable and large capacity transmission line. Internet users in Vietnam. Currently, Internet service providers in Vietnam have not received the plan to repair and troubleshoot the two sea cables IA and APG.