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AAG cable breakdown affects internet traffic

Update: June, 17/2018 - 14:00
The Asia America Gateway (AAG) undersea cable suffered from a breakdown, cutting off all international connections through the AAG-SH1 branch of the line, an internet service provider in Việt Nam confirmed on Saturday afternoon.— Illustrative photo internet
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The Asia America Gateway (AAG) undersea cable suffered a breakdown, cutting off all international connections through the AAG-SH1 branch of the line, an unnamed internet service provider in Việt Nam confirmed on Saturday afternoon.

Earlier, internet users in Việt Nam complained they were unable to access Gmail and Facebook.

The cause of the breakdown has not been clarified, but it is believed to be a power leakage or cable breakage.

This is the third breakdown of the cable line this year.

The previous two ruptures were on January 6 and May 22. Repair of the May 22 breakdown was just completed on June 2.The AAG has a total length of 20,000 km, connecting Southeast Asia with the US.

It was put into operation in November 2009. The route’s connecting point with Việt Nam is part of the S1 section, extending 314 kilometres and coming on land in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province.—VNS

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