AAG cable was repaired 4 days earlier than expected

Tram Ho

The latest information on the situation of troubleshooting incident occurred on August 16, 2019 on the Asia America Gateway – AAG international fiber optic cable line has been shared by an Internet service provider (ISP) in Vietnam. shared with ICTnews.

Confirm the repair and troubleshooting on S1H and S1G branch cables of the AAG undersea cable line has been completed, the ISP representative also said that the connection traffic on the cable line has been completely restored. all from around 11:30 on September 7, 2019.

Cáp biển AAG được sửa xong sớm trước 4 ngày so với dự kiến - Ảnh 1.

From the beginning of 2019, many international operators operating cable networks have encountered incidents (Photo: Internet).

Thus, compared with the expected plan announced by the AAG Cable Operating Center to ISPs in Vietnam earlier, the incident on the AAG cable has been overcome 4 days earlier.

Earlier, as ICTnews reported on August 22, the AAG cable had a “shunt fault” on the S1H segment at a distance of 124.5 km from Vung Tau shore station at about 6-7am. On August 16, 2019, influencing connecting Ho Chi Minh City to Hong Kong on the route. At that time, the cable operator expected the incident on August 16 on the branch cable S1H of the AAG line to be started from August 29, 2019 and completed on September 3, 2019.

However, the above plan failed. Specifically, according to the updated plan at the end of August 2019, the AAG cable operator said the time for the ship to repair the cable to the faulty position on the S1H branch was 5h on September 1, 2019, the first weld This is done at 6pm on September 2, 2019 and is expected to complete the source configuration at 13:00 on September 5, 2019. After repairing the S1H branch, the cable repair ship will carry out a new incident on the S1G branch of the AAG cable and the repair time is expected to be at 11pm on September 11, 2019.

AAG is an international undersea fiber optic cable system with a total length of 20,191 km, with an initial design flow of 2 Tb / s and is continuously upgraded over time, directly connecting Southeast Asia (ASEAN) with America. This international fiber optic cable line has been put into operation since November 2009, passing through Malaysia (Mersing), Singapore (Changi), Thailand (Sri Racha), Vietnam (the branch of the cable branch into Vietnam is 314km long, the point is landing in Vung Tau), Brunei (Tungku), Hong Kong (South Lantau), Philippines (Currimao) and the United States (Guam, Hawaii and California). Since being put into operation, AAG has experienced many incidents or maintenance, causing service disruptions on the route.

In the first months of this year, in addition to incidents occurring on AAG submarine cable routes, Vietnamese operators had to cope with consecutive cable sea routes such as IA, AAE-1, APG having problems or being told maintenance. Specifically, on January 10, the IA cable had a power failure in Singapore and was fixed on January 27. Next, the AAE-1 cable line was broken on February 13, 198 km from the Hong Kong landing station and by March 6, the repair was completed. At the end of February, consecutively on days 26, 27 and 29, the APG cable malfunctioned on branches S1.9, S1.8 and S3, which were subsequently restored on March 7, March 11 and April 17. APG cable continues to be faulty at the end of May 2019 and will only be repaired by the beginning of June.

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