According to an internet service provider (ISP) in Vietnam, the technical team is expected to finish burying the cable on August 2. This is a necessary procedure after the final weld to complete the troubleshooting process.
Previously, the S1H cable branch became faulty on the morning of July 19, about 108 km from the Vung Tau docking station. The incident affected 15% of the total connection capacity from Vietnam to Singapore and Hong Kong (China), affecting the access speed of foreign websites in Vietnam.
The AAG is one of five important undersea cable routes, accounting for most of the international Internet traffic inw Vietnam. The cable route has a length of 20,191 km, and was put into operation in November 2009, passing through Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Hong Kong (China), the Philippines and the US.
This is the second time AAG fiber optic cable has had problems in just over a month. Earlier on June 22, the AAG route also failed on the S1H branch, about 102 km from the Vung Tau docking station.
With the repair of the AAG underwater cable system, all 5 cable routes that account for the majority of internet traffic from Vietnam to international destinations including APG, SMW3, AAE-1, AAG and IA are now operating normally. Because there are many connection directions, ISPs often spread traffic over many cables, avoiding depending on one certain route.