The damage to an undersea Internet cable connecting Vietnam with the US is expected to be fixed by Saturday, four days ahead of the schedule, an Internet provider said.
Bui Quoc Viet, communications manager at telecom giant VNPT, said Wednesday that international services will return to full speed by 5:40 p.m. on June 13.
The Asia America Gateway (AAG) cable, which is used by VNPT and three other Internet providers, FPT Telecom, Viettel and SPT, snapped on May 26, the third time this year.
As the 20,000-kilometer cable has continuously ruptured since 2011, VNPT and Viettel, along with three foreign firms, are investing in a new cable.
The Asia Pacific Gateway cable, which is 10,400 kilometers long and has higher speed than the AAG, will go live next year to connect the central city of Da Nang with Singapore, Malaysia and Japan.
Viettel has also invested in a 25,000-kilometer cable connecting Vietnam with Europe. The Asia Africa Euro 1 is also scheduled to go into operation next year.
The Ministry of Information and Communication has recently announced that Vietnam will also build a land cable to China.