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It May Take 1 Month To Fix Undersea Internet Cable: Viettel

Get ready for an extended period of snail’s pace Internet.

The ruptured Asia-America Gateway cable may take three weeks to a month to repair, according to a press release issued by Viettel.

Viettel, one of Vietnam’s largest telecommunications companies, added that the break, detected on the section that connects Vung Tau and Hong Kong, represents one of the most serious ruptures that the notoriously unreliable, 20,000km cable has encountered since it went online in 2009, reports Tuoi Tre.

FPT Telecom general director, Nguyen Van Khoa has previously faulted the poor design quality of the cable for its frequent breaks:

“I must say that the AAG cable system was built to a below-standard technical design, which is the major reason behind its frequent fractures,” he told Tuoi Tre last September.

According to "insiders," the break may have been caused by sharks or vessels passing overhead.

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