Vietnam’s internet service to resume on Jan. 24: report

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A passenger reads on a tablet on board a VietJet Air aircraft at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi.  Photo credit: Bloomberg A passenger reads on a tablet on board a VietJet Air aircraft at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi. Photo credit: Bloomberg

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The broken inter-continental internet cable offshore Vietnam is scheduled to get fixed on January 24, a day later than expected.
The welding activities on the cable will be completed on January 24, helping fully restore the country’s international internet connections, VnExpress news website said Monday, citing the cable operator Asia-America Gateway (AAG).
A segment of the cable, about 117 km off Vung Tau coast, was ruptured on January 5. This incident has slowed internet connections between Vietnam and foreign countries since.
AAG estimated earlier that it may take between three weeks and a month for the repair work. The cable operator then said it was expecting the repairs to wrap up on January 23.
AAG, one of four inter-continental internet cable systems of Vietnam and so far the largest, is used by four major local providers, namely FPT Telecom, VNPT, Viettel and SPT.
The 20,000km AAG cable system has been fixed three times last year.


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