The Asian-American Gateway (AAG) sub-sea cable was cut on August 13,
along the section that runs from Ba Ria-Vung Tau province in the south
to Hong Kong.
Vietnamese service providers who rely on this
connection have seen many international services, including the
internet, halted until the end of August.
The failure may have
been caused by a vessel anchored in the region or by a landslide on the
seabed. However it is expected to be back into operation by August 31,
said Lam Quoc Cuong, Director of the Vietnam Telecoms International
The Asian-American Gateway is a 20,000-kilometre sub-sea
optic fibre cable that connects Southeast Asia with the North American
mainland, crossing the Pacific Ocean via Guam and Hawaii . It also
links up with Hawaii, Guam, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia,
Singapore, Thailand, Brunei and Vietnam.-VNA