Hurray: Vietnam's Internet is back up to full speed after technical fix

By Quang Thuan, Thanh Nien News

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A diver checks an undersea cable. File photo A diver checks an undersea cable. File photo


Internet speed woes on Thursday morning were caused by a short circuit, not a cable rupture as previously thought, and the problem has been fixed, Vietnam’s telecom giant VNPT said.
A source from the state-owned group said foreign experts have fixed the problem and the Internet speed in Vietnam has returned to normal. 
The management center of the Asia America Gateway which connects Vietnam and the US earlier said that there was a problem with the cable.
It was first thought to be a rupture, which has happened so often.
The 20,000-kilometer cable has broken at least seven times since 2011, all in the segment connecting southern Vietnam and Hong Kong.
The incident on January 5 took three weeks to fix.

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