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Intra-Asia cable system broken

Update: July, 12/2016 - 11:30
Following the repair of the Asia America Gateway (AAG) undersea cable in June, the Intra Asia (IA) cable system connecting Viet Nam to the United States was reportedly broken. — Photo gamek.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI —The Intra Asia (IA) cable system connecting Việt Nam to Hongkong and the United States was reportedly broken.

The damage will be repaired between July 12 and 19.

The break will slow down Internet speed between Việt Nam and other countries. The cable was broken some 45km off the coast of Singapore.

The IA is used by major local providers FPT, Viettel and CMC. According to Viettel Group, they will be the most affected Internet provider, so they have transferred traffic from IA to the Asia America Gateway (AAG) undersea cable to maintain the quality of the connection.

The AAG in late June also had technical problem but had been fixed.

Other Internet providers are mainly using the AAG and landlines, so they will not be as affected by the IA breakdown.

The group said they were working with their partner, Tata Communications, the operator of the IA connection to Singapore, to fix the damage.

The IA undersea cable system was officially launched in November 2009, connecting Singapore, Việt Nam, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan. The 6,800km-long system boasts a data transfer speed of 3.84Tbps. — VNS

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