Vietnam Internet connections restored after 2-week break

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Internet connections have been fully restored two weeks after they were disrupted due to a break in an undersea cable, Vietnam News Agency reported.

FPT Telecom quoted the Asia American Gateway as saying Sunday that the broken section off the coastal resort town of Vung Tau was fixed the day before instead of January 9 as planned.

On December 20 the section of the 20,000-kilometer cable between Hong Kong and Vung Tau broke, leaving connections in Vietnam shaky.

Services like access to foreign websites and sending emails to addresses on foreign servers were difficult though domestic services were unaffected.

Four major Internet providers, FPT Telecom, VNPT, Viettel, and SPT, had to switch to back-up cables.

The AAG cable is the only one connecting Southeast Asia with the US. It has landing stations in the continental US, Hawaii, Guam, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, and Vietnam.

The US$560 million cable was laid in 2007 and linked with Vung Tau in 2009.

Since 2011 AAG has broken or shut down for maintenance on several occasions.

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