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2 of Vietnam's Undersea Internet Cables Are Down...Again

In news that will surprise absolutely nobody, Vietnam is experiencing connectivity problems yet again after two major underwater internet cables encountered problems earlier this week.

Tuoi Tre reports that the Asia America Gateway (AAG) broke near Hong Kong on Thursday morning, while the transcontinental Southeast Asia - Middle East - Western Europe 3 (SMW-3) cable hit a snag on Tuesday.

These two technical issues will largely impact internet users in central and southern Vietnam, the news source shares.

Such problems are commonplace, and as recently as late August three submarine internet cables went down, including the two mentioned above, hurting connection speeds throughout the country.

The AAG was fixed less than three weeks ago, and has now ruptured again. There is currently no timeline for repairs on the two cables to be completed.


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