Vietnam Internet increased at cable breakage

Fixed internet speed in Vietnam increased by six steps, ranked 39th globally, while this was the period of five sea fiber optic cable.

According to the Speedtest Global Index has just been announced by Ookla, the internet speed in Vietnam has changed. The fixed broadband network reaches the download speed of 91.6 Mbps, up nearly 9% compared to the 84.18 Mbps of the previous month, even the highest speed ever. Meanwhile, the mobile network decreased from 46.66 Mbps in January to 42.67 in February.

This result brought a fixed broadband Internet speed in Vietnam to increase six steps, ranked 39th, while mobile networks decreased by 9 steps, ranked 52nd in the globe.

This trend coincides with statistics due to the I-Speed tool of the Vietnam Internet Center (VNNIC). According to I-Speed statistics from January to February, the download speed of the mobile network decreased from 40.82 Mbps to 36.45 Mbps, while the fixed network increased from 85.8 mpbs to 89.73 Mbps .

However, the above results are contrary to the actual assessment of Vietnam Internet users. In the first two months of the year, it was the period of witnessing the five sea fiber optic cable connected to Vietnam to the world. The survey of VnExpress from January 30 showed that 95% of the 15,000 participants felt the internet slower, only 1% thought to be faster. Meanwhile, the carriers occupied a large market share like Viettel, VNPT also affirmed that they prioritized the traffic flow to the mobile internet.

An expert in the field of telecommunications explains the opposite in the index is due to the measurement of other tools with the destination of Internet services. Statistics show that 80% of domestic users access are Google, Facebook, Netfix … when the sea fiber optic cable has problems, the transmission line from Vietnam to the server of these services in Singapore, Hong Kong is affected, making it difficult for users to access.

“The incident of sea cable broken only affecting Vietnam connection internationally. And the speed measurement tool usually chooses a measurement point in the water, so it is not affected,” the expert said. For example, the I-Speed tool website states that the speed measuring server is located at the points of the National Internet Transfer Station (VNIX) and at enterprises providing internet services (ISP), large network operators on country.

With international services like Ookla’s Speedtest, when conducting measurements, the tool also automatically selects a measurement point in water. Answering VnExpress, Ookla representative affirmed: “Speedtest Global Index results based on tests conducted by consumers, follow the same strict method and apply on all content and products of the public. Ty “.

As announced by Ookla, Speedtest uses infrastructure with more than 10,000 servers in more than 190 countries. “This ensures that users can always measure with the local server no matter where they are, and have an accurate view of the network performance without the request to ‘transit’ internationally for inspection.” , the website of this tool stated.

In February, the global fixed average Internet speed was 78.62 Mbps, led by Singapore with 237 Mbps, while Thailand also ranked sixth with 203 Mbps. Meanwhile, the average mobile internet speed of 39.77 Mbps with the fastest connection country is UAE to reach 179.61 Mbps.

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