By Bao Anh, Vietnam Express
October 23, 2017
Internet connections in Vietnam have returned to normal as one of the two undersea cable systems that connect the country with the rest of the world has been fixed.
Work to repair the Asia America Gateway (AAG), which encountered a power failure and lost connection with its Hong Kong station on October 12, was finished on Sunday, three days ahead of schedule, according to local internet providers.
But the SEA-ME-WE 3 (SMW3) is still under repair since it broke on October 10. Rough seas off China have been blamed for the delay to repair work on the line, the longest of its kind in the world.
The latest incident marked the fourth time the AAG had encountered problems so far this year, following incidents in January, February and August. Repair works to the infamous cable system’s ruptures in August were finished just two weeks ago.