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Offline thaiga

Broken fibre optic internet cable at AAG Asia-America Gateway brings Thai internet to a slowdown until end of August

AAG cable breaks in Vietnam-Hong Kong section

Internet connections in Vietnam have experienced problems due to a break in the Vung Tau to Hong Kong section of the Asia America Gateway (AAG) cable. Repair work is expected to take until the end of this month, Vietnam Business News writes. Internet providers FPT, VDC, Viettel have moved capacity from the AAG system to backup systems but services are not as efficient as normal. The operator of the Vietnamese cable section, International Telecom, is preparing to send a repair ship on 26 August and repair work is expected to be completed before 31 August. The AAG cable system connects Southeast Asia with the US.
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Broken fibre optic internet cable at AAG Asia-America Gateway
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012, 10:32:55 AM »
Yesterday I had to live with the message "no internet access" almost the whole day; my modem/router was showing either blank or the red light most of the time with just short interruptions and crawling speed. "The connection has timed out" has become a familiar sight as well. Hope they get it fixed soon!
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Offline thaiga

Re: Broken fibre optic internet cable at AAG Asia-America Gateway
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012, 11:03:33 AM »
Google (575870-t-o-t-wi-fi-internet-anyone-using-it/) link

Just read this on t/v   wonder what area is covered

Since we don't really need a landline phone TOT suggested using their WiFi system for internet. The chaps came today to do a site survey and got a working signal using what looks like a regular WiFi dish antenna on a pretty tall pole. Since 3G is marginal here and there is no other viable option for internet we decided to go with it
https://www2.totwifi.com/customer/promotion_th.php
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Re: Broken fibre optic internet cable at AAG Asia-America Gateway
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2012, 11:10:31 AM »
I have considered moving to the satellite service but I'm told that it's unreliable and slow. It may be a rare case of the sales material not matching the truth and the service staff having not been supplied with a darn to give to their customers.

TOT is as ready as True Visions to fob off customers with lies or 'Don't know. Bugger off while I eat again'.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: Broken fibre optic internet cable at AAG Asia-America Gateway
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2012, 11:26:56 AM »
I said with a smile to the manager if you purchased a kilo of oranges at the market and they only give you

half a kilo would you be happy with that. since the bill has been reduced by 200 to 390 bht :spin


Bugger off while I eat again' :lol
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Broken fibre optic internet cable at AAG Asia-America Gateway
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2012, 11:44:00 AM »
The current problem I'm having with my TOT connection continuous today. Morning and evening there is no problem. I get only about 3 Mb, but it's working continuously, just not during the typical work time.

After it started to be really problematic yesterday I purchased a 1-day-packet from AIS and put my Sim-card into my old EDGE modem. Connected fine, just couldn't download anything at all. That's why I think the current problem is not confined to TOT, but rather originates from the damage of that AAG cable.

About the satellite signal:

If they do the same tricks as CAT and AIS, i.e. limit the high speed to a certain amount of download and then slow down to 384 Kb, it would be useless for me, as my wife and sister-in-law's kids do use up quite a lot of traffic. I would hate the situation to have to wait for a higher speed again, because it has been limited due to "overuse". Questions like that have to be cleared first before I ok any change from my present ADSL. I rather pay a couple of hundred baht more to have it working reliably. The money gets spend anyway!
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