Nikkei — HO CHI MINH CITY — Vietnam’s leading IT group FPT revealed it has made a $10 million investment in the Asia-Pacific Gateway submarine cable project, which is scheduled to be operational this year. The underwater cable communication network will connect countries in the region including Vietnam, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea and Thailand.
Vietnam Net — So far this year, the AAG cable has been repaired four times. The latest repair was just completed last week. These incidents severely affected internet access in Vietnam. Last year, this cable was also broken several times. In this situation, domestic ISPs have been thinking of construction of new cables. Mr. Mai Tri Dung, Director of the International Business Center of Viettel Telecom Corporation, said that Viettel had increased the reserve capacity for 2015 in case the AAG was broken.