Asia-America Gateway Cable Cut Disrupted Internet in Vietnam

On March 10, 2011, Asia-America Gateway (AAG) submarine cable system was cut off Vung Tau Cable Landing Station in Vietnam.  Vietnamese Internet users encountered severed disruption due to the cable cut.

Some Vietnamese Internet users were disconnected from international Internet when Asia-America Gateway, an international undersea cable system that links to the southern coastal Vung Tau province somehow was cut off. FPT Telecom, Viettel Telecom and VDC, Vietnam’s service providers which rely on this cable system reported failure of international service, including e-mailing, website access, chatting and video calling.

The Asia-America Gateway is a 20,000 kilometer submarine communications cable system, connecting South-East Asia with the USA mainland, across the Pacific Ocean via Guam and Hawaii. It has landing points in the USA, Hawaii, Guam, Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei and Vietnam. The cause of the cable severance has not been reported.

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