Vietnam's Internet connections affected by int'l cable glitches

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-28 17:08:44|Editor: Lu Hui
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HANOI, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Three submarine cable systems which connect Vietnam to the world have faced a connection problem at the same time, Internet service providers in the country said on Monday.

The glitches of three cable systems, IA, SMW3 and AAG, have affected Internet connections in Vietnam, and their reasons have not been identified, the providers said, adding that they could have been caused by a recent tropical storm in the South China Sea.

SMW-3, built in 1999 by China Telecom and France Telecom, connects Vietnam (with the cable landing in central Da Nang city) with 39 other countries in the world.

AAG and IA, which became operational in 2009, both land in Vietnam's southern Vung Tau city.

Vietnam witnessed 9.9 million fixed broadband Internet subscribers in the first half of this year, up 16.9 percent on-year, according to the country's General Statistics Office.

Meanwhile, the country made total telecommunications revenues of 189,500 billion Vietnamese dong (nearly 8.4 billion U.S. dollars), up 7 percent.