Repairs on Two Broken Undersea Cables Completed

By Việt Nam News
May 17, 2023

All the five undersea cables linking Việt Nam with the world encountered problems in late 2022 and early months of this year, affecting internet speed between Việt Nam and the rest of the world as well as on the operation of technological enterprises.

HÀ NỘI — Repairs have been completed on two of the five broken undersea cables linking Việt Nam with the world, namely Intra Asia (IA) and SMW3, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC).

Three other undersea cable networks, Asia-Africa-Euro 1 (AAE-1), Asia America Gateway (AAG) and Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) are expected to be fixed in May and June.

All five undersea cables linking Việt Nam with the world encountered problems in late 2022 and the early months of this year, affecting internet speeds between Việt Nam and the rest of the world as well as the operation of technological enterprises.

Besides the five, another submarine cable – SJC2, and an overland system that runs through China – ADC – have not been officially put into operation yet.

In late February, the SMW3 cable connecting Việt Nam with Singapore was found to be malfunctioning.

Earlier, AAG and APG suffered serious failures and were unable to carry internet traffic. Two others, IA and AAE-1, also recorded breakdowns and are only partly functional.

The MIC has actively worked with cable managers and international partners to quickly handle and ensure service provision for customers. — VNS

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