Issues with branches of the Intra Asia (IA) cable connecting Vietnam with Hong Kong and other parts of Asia, which experienced technical problems starting January 1.
Since its debut, the cable has experienced frequent ruptures and repairs, affecting all service providers in Vietnam, where more than 64 percent of the population are online.
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With repair work on some international undersea cables underway, Vietnam’s internet connection with the world is expected to be fully restored on February 24, Vietnam News Agency reported.
The repair of the Tata TGN-Intra Asia (IA) cable system’s broken sections began on Thursday. The IA management board said the work is scheduled to be completed on February 24. Earlier, the system’s branches S1, S5, and FP1 were found to be faulty.
The IA, stretching 6,800km, connects Singapore, Việt Nam, the Philippines, Hong Kong (China), and Japan. With designed transmission speeds of 3.84Tbps, it is an important cable transferring data from Việt Nam and other Asian destinations to America and Europe.
Faults in the S6 section of the Asia-Pacific Gateway (APG) cable system will be fixed on February 24, missing the initial schedule of February 22.
The 10,400km-long APG boasts a capacity of 54Tbps – the largest of any network in Asia – and connects eight countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region, including Vietnam. It was partly funded by Vietnamese firms VNPT, Viettel, FPT, and CMC Telecom, and put into operation at the end of 2016, according to Vietnam News.