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Facebook Expands Subsea Cable Network in Africa, Joins Google in Backing Cable Project in Pacific

Sputnik News

by – August 16, 2021

Facebook announced in March that it would be investing in two undersea cables – Echo and Bitfrost – to connect North America to Singapore and Indonesia, and bring more reliable internet to the Asia-Pacific region. Google also disclosed an investment in Echo, touting that the project could boost economic activity in the Southeast Asian countries.

Over the weekend, both Facebook and Google announced financial backing of the Apricot subsea cable system, a 12,000-kilometer (~7456-mile) subsea cable expected to bring expanded internet access to the Pacific region’s burgeoning market for 4G, 5G and broadband connectivity. 

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