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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Kong Submarine Cable Amid Growing National Security Concerns By Intelligence Online September 14, 2020 Facebook has withdrawn its proposal for the Bay to Bay Express Cable System (BtoBE), according to a September 10 filing.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: , , , , , , , , |

HK Govt Disappointed With US Submarine Cable Denial

HK Govt Disappointed With US Proposal to Deny Submarine Cable Link By The Star June 19, 2020 HONG KONG (Xinhua): The Hong Kong government on Thursday (June 18) expressed its disappointment with a US Department of Justice committee which recommended denying the Pacific Light Cable network connecting to Hong Kong. A spokesman of the Commerce [...]

2020-06-19T10:40:22-04:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

Google Approved to Use US-Taiwan Portion of PLCN

Google Set to Use US-Taiwan Undersea Cable By Chris Chang, Taiwan News April 9, 2020 TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved Google's plan to use a U.S.-Taiwan undersea telecommunications cable on Wednesday (April 9), but banned the section between the U.S. and Hong Kong. U.S. authorities allowed Google to operate [...]

2020-04-09T10:58:00-04:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Google, Facebook to Activate PLCN Without Hong Kong

Google, Facebook to Activate Undersea Web Cable, Excluding China and Hong Kong By Joel Khalili, TechRadar February 7, 2020 Google and Facebook have filed to activate the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) between the US, the Philippines and Taiwan. The submarine internet cable network, announced in 2016, was originally billed as the first to connect [...]

2020-03-19T20:12:04-04:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Colt Reduces Latency Between Tokyo, Hong Kong

Colt Reduces Latency Between Tokyo and Hong Kong Stock Exchange By Paul Mah, Data Centre Dynamics January 24, 2020 Colt Technology Services this week announced that it has succeeded in substantially reducing the latency between the Tokyo and Hong Kong stock exchanges. It is understood to have provided a low latency network between the two [...]

Huawei’s Cable Project Moves Forward in SE Asia

Huawei’s Undersea Cable Project Moves Forward in SE Asia By Chen Qingqing, Global Times June 20, 2019 Despite security concerns raised by the US and its major allies regarding Huawei's undersea cable projects, the Chinese company is welcomed by Southeast Asian countries and it will continue to move forward in its undersea cable business, which [...]

2019-06-20T10:08:47-04:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , |

China Telecom Philippines to Hong Kong Cable Link Eyed

China Telecom PH-HK cable link eyed By Miguel R. Camus, Inquirer.net November 21, 2018 China Telecom, the state-run firm that joined the consortium that won the Duterte administration’s third telco initiative, announced a plan to build a submarine cable to the Philippines as part of an offer to improve the quality of internet services and [...]

2018-11-21T11:13:44-05:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

NEC To Build The Bay To Bay Express Cable System

NEC To Build The Bay To Bay Express Cable System NEC Press Release July 9, 2018 Tokyo, Japan – The Bay to Bay Express Cable System (BtoBE) consortium, composed of China Mobile International, Facebook and Amazon Web Services, signed an agreement with NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE:6701) to build a high performance submarine cable connecting Singapore, Hong [...]