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Facebook Drops Bay to Bay Express Cable

Facebook Drops San Francisco-Hong Kong Submarine Cable Amid Growing National Security Concerns By Intelligence Online September 14, 2020 Facebook has withdrawn its proposal for the Bay to Bay Express Cable System (BtoBE), according to a September 10 filing. The move comes just weeks after the social media giant abandoned the Hong Kong link of another trans-Pacific [...]

2020-09-14T10:45:22-04:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Google, Facebook Dump Plans for US-Hong Kong Cable

Google, Facebook Dump Plans for US-Hong Kong Undersea Cable By Todd Shields, Bloomberg August 28, 2020 Google and Facebook Inc. dropped plans for an undersea cable between the U.S. and Hong Kong after the Trump administration said Beijing might use the link to collect information on Americans. But the companies quickly submitted a revised proposal that includes links [...]

2020-09-01T10:10:26-04:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Facebook to Resume Drilling on Oregon Coast in January

Facebook Plans To Be Back Drilling On Oregon Coast In Tillamook County In January To Finish Undersea Cable Project By KXL-FM August 18, 2020 Tillamook County, Ore. – Fm News 101 KXL is following this developing story and bringing you the latest updates. We have a new statement from Facebook this afternoon clarifying their side [...]

2020-08-20T10:20:25-04:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

Facebook Leaves Drilling Equipment During Cable Project

Facebook Leaves Behind Drilling Equipment During Undersea Cable Project By Hilary Dorsey, Tillamook Headlight Herald August 5, 2020 The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) announced in late July that Edge Cable Holdings, Inc., a subcontractor for Facebook, has notified them of drilling equipment that was left behind during the undersea fiber optic cable project [...]

2020-08-05T10:02:57-04:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , |

Facebook to Deliver Over $200B in Economic Benefits

Facebook Connectivity Investments to Deliver Over $200 Billion in Economic Benefits By Robert Pepper, Facebook July 6, 2020 The importance of reliable, affordable internet connectivity has become more apparent to many people adapting to new ways of life during the coronavirus pandemic. Yet, 3.5 billion people around the world remain unconnected to the internet. Closing [...]

Justice Dept Opposes Google, Facebook Cable to HK

Justice Department Opposes Google, Facebook Cable Link to Hong Kong By John Hendel and Betsy Woodruff Swan, Politico June 17, 2020 A key group of Trump administration officials now formally opposes an effort involving Google and Facebook to activate an underwater cable network connecting the United States to Hong Kong. In a new filing staking [...]

Africa Telcos Threatened As Facebook, Google Plan Cable

Telcos Threatened As Facebook, Google Plan Subsea Cable By Punch Nigeria June 8, 2020 Telecoms operators have expressed worry that the unchecked deployment of undersea cables and fibre optic infrastructure in Nigeria will threaten their survival. They said that free access to Internet services that Over The Top players such as Facebook offered was a [...]

2Africa Submarine Cable System Announced

2Africa: A Transformative Subsea Cable for Future Internet Connectivity in Africa Announced by Global and African Partners Telecom Egypt Press Release May 14, 2020 China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN Global Connect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC announced today that they will partner to build 2Africa, which will be the most comprehensive subsea cable [...]

Facebook to Acquire $5.7bn Stake in Reliance Jio

Facebook to Acquire $5.7bn Stake in India's Reliance Jio By Sebastian Moss, Data Centre Dynamics April 22, 2020 Facebook plans to acquire a 9.99 percent equity stake in Jio Platforms, the holding company of telecom Reliance Jio Infocomm. The INR 435.7 billion ($5.7 billion) deal allows the social media and advertising company to increase its [...]

2020-04-23T10:59:52-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

Facebook Eyes Multibillion-Dollar Stake in Reliance Jio

Facebook Eyes Multibillion-Dollar Stake in Reliance Jio By Anjli Raval, Tim Bradshaw and Benjamin Parkin, Financial Times March 24, 2020 Facebook is seeking to buy a multibillion-dollar stake in Reliance Jio, whose cut-price mobile internet service has attracted 370m Indians in just three years, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions. Facebook was [...]

2020-03-30T10:37:52-04:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , , |