Vietnamese internet users will continue suffering slower speeds until next week as repair work is prolonged on two undersea cables.
Repair work on some international undersea cables is unable to be completed as scheduled, and it will take more days for Vietnam’s internet connection with the world to be fully recovered.
Vietnam can look forward to faster internet service by early next month as repair work on three undersea cables is completed.
The repair work on the Asia America Gateway (AAG) undersea cable is set to be completed ahead of the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday which will fall later this month, the internet service provider said on January 8.
Over half of Vietnam's population will be slow-surfing the net as issues on three undersea cables remain unsolved.
Those parts relating to Hong Kong and five Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries, under the Investment Agreement (IA) between Hong Kong and ASEAN, will enter into force on June 17, a spokesperson for China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government was cited by China’s Xinhua News Agency on May 16.
Internet connections in Vietnam are expected to drag for weeks as an international submarine internet cable undergoes repairs.
Sluggish Internet connectivity caused by problems with cross-sea cable systems has become a regular annoyance in Vietnam, and users are running out of patience.
Vietnam's internet speed slowed to a snail's pace on August 27 after the three internet cable systems connecting the country with the rest of the world went down.
Three international submarine cables, the Asia-America Gateway (AAG), the Intra Asia (IA) and the Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe (SMW3), have broken down, affecting Vietnam’s external internet connection.
Subscribers of Viettel, one of Vietnam’s leading Internet service providers, started experiencing snail-paced connection speed on July 9, but it is not the infamous AAG submarine cable system to blame this time.