The Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) undersea cable, which connects eight countries and territories in the region, is facing problems with its S1.7 section, about 910km from Southeast Asia.
Undersea fiber-optic cables in Vietnam have continuously met trouble, including the broken AAG on October 22, 2021 and the broken APG on December 5, 2021.
In addition to the two international submarine cables, AAG and APG, which have had problems since last year, the Intra-Asia (IA) submarine cable broke down on February 18, slowing down Internet speed in Vietnam.
Internet infrastructure in the country is set to receive considerable investment in 2022 to meet users’ growing demand.
Vietnam needs to have solutions to strengthen the international Internet connection infrastructure on par with other countries in the region.
The Internet price is classified as one of the cheapest in the world, while the Internet speed in Vietnam is rated as good.
The Vietnam Internet Network Information Centre (VNNIC) on December 15 announced a report on Vietnam Internet and Internet resources with the theme “Internet for all”.
Problems affecting the APG and AAE-1 submarine fiber optic cables, which have slowed Internet speed in Vietnam for months, have been fixed.
The error on the S1B branch connecting Hong Kong with Singapore of the AAG international submarine fiber optic cable has been fixed.
Two errors on the S1H branch of the AAE-1 submarine cable are scheduled to be fixed on November 2-14, a local Internet service provider (ISP) told VietNamNet.
The Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE-1) undersea fiber optic cable had a problem on the S1H section on September 4, affecting the internet connection from Vietnam to Singapore.
The Department of Telecom at the Ministry of Information and Communications will publish the weekly index of Vietnam’s internet quality on its portal starting this month, announced the Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) on August 11.
By the end of July 2021, Vietnam climbed up by two spots for IPv6 application compared to 2020, ranking 2nd in Southeast Asia and 8th in the world, with 45% of Internet users or more than 34 million users accessing IPv6 Internet.
Internet service providers are bearing pressure as people’s daily activities now rely more on the internet during social distancing.
The incident occurring on July 19 on the AAG international undersea fiber optic cable route has been fixed. International Internet services resumed on July 31.
The incident that occurred on June 22 on the AAG cable route will be fixed from July 2, while repair of the AAE-1 undersea fiber optic cable route will take place on July 2-11.