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Repairs on submarine cable link done by Jan 23

Update: January, 10/2015 - 09:42
Users in Viet Nam find it hard to connect to the internet after the Asia America Gateway submarine cable was cut on January 5. — Photo
HA NOI (VNS)  — Work to repair the Asia America Gateway (AAG) submarine cable link is expected to be complete by 2pm on January 23, according to FPT Telecom Company.

AAG's repair ship will arrive at the location of the severed section of the cable, near Vung Tau City, at 1am on January 15. Welding work will begin at 7pm on January 17 and end by 6 pm on January 19.

The cable was found cut at 8:05am on January 5. The break hit International Internet connections from Viet Nam to other countries.

Internet service providers transferred their operations to other transmission lines to ensure continued connectivity for customers. The repair was previously estimated to take three to four weeks. — VNS

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