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A New Year, A New Break In Vietnam’s Undersea Internet Cable

After numerous interruptions in service in 2014, the notoriously unreliable, 20,000km, $560 million Asia-America Gateway cable has ruptured at multiple points on the segment that lies off the coast of Vung Tau.

AAG technicians are in the process of locating the breaks in the cable which is used by Vietnam’s four major telecoms, FPT, VNPT, Viettel and SPT, reports Thanh Nien.

FPT Telecom general director, Nguyen Van Khoa has previously faulted the poor design quality of the cable for its frequent breaks:

“I must say that the AAG cable system was built to a below-standard technical design, which is the major reason behind its frequent fractures,” he told Tuoi Tre last September.

No word on when repairs will be completed.

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