Internet connection to Vietnam via Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) undersea cable was cut off entirely after it encountered an as yet unidentified problem on May 23 morning.
The Asia-Pacific Getaway (APG) Submarine cable from Vietnam to some Asian countries broke at 5.30 pm on May 27, affecting internet connections.
With download speed of 5.46 megabytes per second, Vietnam's internet speed has been ranked 74th out of 189 countries and territories in a recent global survey of broadband speeds compiled by Cable.co.uk, a U.K. broadband, TV, phone and mobile provider.
Vietnam’s internet speed is likely to slow in the coming days following problems with the notorious cable that connects the country with the US, local media quoted sources as saying on February 19.
Three different cables reported technical issues at around the same time, leaving many internet users frustrated with lagging speed.
Meanwhile, another cable fired up early this year to boost Vietnam's internet speed has been experiencing issues too.
The US$450-million system is much faster than the current unreliable Asia America Gateway.
The US$450-million system is much faster than the Asia America Gateway, which the country has relied on over the past years.
Hopefully your Internet allows you to read this: the ongoing maintenance of the submarine cable system feeding Vietnam’s Internet connectivity will finish nearly four days earlier than scheduled.