Faulty undersea cable slows internet speed in Vietnam | Company

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Hanoi (VNA) – The Asia-Pacific Gateway (APG) submarine cablewhich connects eight countries and territories in the region, is having problems with its section S1.7, about 910 km from Southeast Asia.

The fault was detected at 9 p.m. on April 15, the internet service provider (ISP) said on April 17, noting that there was so far no information on repair work from the operator.

Vietnam’s undersea internet cables break about 10 times a year on average, each lasting about a month.

the APG cable, officially launched in December 2016, is capable of delivering bandwidths of up to 54 Tbps (Terabit per second). It runs 10,400 kilometers (6,460 miles) under the Pacific Ocean, connecting Japan with Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Vietnam is considered one of the countries with the highest internet usage and speed of development in the world.

In January 2021, out of its population of over 96 million, the number of Internet users reached around 69 million, according to a global consumer survey by German data portal Statista./.