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Optical cable IA will be completed on 21/2


19/01/2021 16:16 GMT + 7

While the problem occurred on January 9 on the international sea cable APG without a repair schedule, the errors on the IA sea cable are expected to begin to be resolved from February 1 and complete, restore 100% of the capacity. service on the service on February 21.

It is expected that the errors on 3 branches of the international submarine optical cable line IA will be corrected from February 1, 2021 to February 21, 2021. (Photo: The Verge)

According to experts, Lien Asia (Intra Asia – IA) and Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) are two of the five international undersea optical cables that account for the majority of Internet connection from Vietnam to international, along with The other three undersea cable lines are AAG, AAE-1 and SMW3.

In 2021, the two sea cables IA and APG had problems on January 1 and January 9 respectively. Specifically, as ICTnews informed, the cable IA had a problem at 12:52 on January 1, 2021. The cause is identified as a cable fault on segment 1, about 49km from the Singapore landing station of the cable line. The problem affected all connection capacity in Singapore direction. As for APG, at 6:45 am on January 9, 2021, this sea cable had a problem on the S3 branch, interrupting the information on the connection to Hong Kong, Japan.

However, in information shared with ICTnews on the afternoon of January 19, 2021, a representative of an Internet service provider (ISP) in Vietnam said that the IA cable was faulty on S1 (Singapore direction), S5 ( Hong Kong direction) and FP1 (cable direction connecting Singapore – Japan).

The schedule for repairing and overcoming of errors on the IA sea cable route has been communicated to the network operators by the cable management unit.

According to the plan, branch S1 of the cable line IA will be repaired from February 1, 2021 to February 8, 2021. After repairing this branch, it is expected that traffic on Singapore-oriented route of the cable will be restored.

With the error on the S5 branch connecting Hong Kong, the expected repair time is from February 1, 2021 to February 9, 2021.

Expected to be repaired from February 12, 2021 to February 21, 2021, after the problem on the FP1 branch has been resolved, the capacity connecting to the US and Japan on the IA sea cable will be restored. This is also the time when the repair and troubleshooting of the IA sea cable will be completed.

Meanwhile, the cable management unit APG has not yet informed the network operators about the troubleshooting schedule that occurred on January 9, 2021 on the S3 branch of this undersea cable.

Previously, responding to ICTnews on January 11, from the experience of many incidents of sea cables over the years, Mr. Vu The Binh, Vice President and General Secretary of the Vietnam Internet Association (VIA) said: “For problems related to cable breakage on the seabed, it usually takes 2 – 4 weeks to fix. However, this depends on the weather in the area where the cable has trouble “.

As a marine cable line with a total length of 6,800 km, IA was put into operation in November 2009. This cable route connects Singapore, Vietnam, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan. IA cable is considered as an important fiber optic cable to transship traffic to the Americas and Europe for customers in Vietnam and the region.

With APG, this marine cable has officially put into operation in mid-December 2016. With a length of about 10,400 km, APG is located underground in the Pacific Ocean, capable of providing a maximum bandwidth of up to 54 Tbps. The cable route has connection points in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. APG cable has the investment of Vietnamese carriers VNPT, Viettel, FPT Telecom, CMC Telecom and is considered to be a cable route that contributes to bringing stable transmission lines with greater capacity for Internet users in Vietnam. .

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VIA Secretary General: Individual users, households can feel the sea cable incident most clearly

VIA Secretary General: Individual users, households can feel the sea cable incident most clearly

According to Mr. Vu The Binh, General Secretary of the Vietnam Internet Association (VIA), the group of users who feel the most clearly the impact of the two sea cables IA, APG are having problems are individual users and households. .

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