By Vietnam Breaking News - March 27, 2017

Local users will continue to experience slow connection speeds until next month.

Vietnam’s internet speed is likely to remain slow for the foreseeable future due to further delays to repair work on the Asia America Gateway (AAG) undersea cable, while work on the country’s other internet link, the Intra Asia (IA) cable, is ongoing.

The AAG was disrupted for the second time this year in February following a breakdown in early January, and the cable repair ship is not likely to reach the broken cable before April 5, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper quoted local internet providers as saying Monday.

A new rupture on the IA undersea cable, which links Vietnam with Hong Kong, has just been discovered after the first disrupted section, which connects Vietnam with Singapore, was found in February.

According to local internet suppliers, the Vietnam-Singapore section will hopefully be back up and running by April 1, and then work will start to fix the Vietnam-Hong Kong section.

The cable’s operator, India’s Tata Communications, confirmed the information, saying it would be unable to finish fixing the Vietnam-Singapore line by March 25 as initially planned, and has moved the goal to April 1.

The company said it would start work on the Vietnam-Hong section of the IA on April 5.

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