Internet connections in Vietnam will slow after service on the Asia America Gateway cable was damaged at 2:30 p.m. on 08/23/18. Media reports have said nothing about the broken segment or a timeline for repairs. Since the disruption will affect all service providers in Vietnam, Internet users are likely to experience sluggish speeds on international websites. This is the fourth time the AAG cable has encountered a problem this year.
Completed in November 2009, the AAG cable handles more than 60 percent of the country’s international internet traffic. The system runs more than 12,000 miles, connecting Southeast Asia and the U.S., passing through the Asia Pacific region with stops in Hong Kong and The Philippines.
Vietnam currently has six submarine cable systems, as well as a 120 gigabit channel that runs overland through China. With a download speed of 5.46 megabytes per second, Vietnam’s internet speed was ranked 74th in Internet speed.
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