Reuters exclusively reported that state-owned telecom firms are developing a $500 million undersea fiber-optic internet cable network that would link Asia, the Middle East and Europe to rival a similar U.S.-backed project. The plan is a sign that an intensifying tech war between Beijing and Washington risks tearing the fabric of the internet. 

Market Impact

The China-led EMA project is intended to directly rival another cable currently being constructed by U.S. firm SubCom LLC, called SeaMeWe-6 (Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe-6), which will also connect Singapore to France, via Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and half a dozen other countries along the route. 

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Topics of Interest: Technology

Type: Reuters Best

Sectors: Telecommunications

Regions: AsiaEurope / Middle East / Africa

Countries: China

Win Types: Exclusivity

Story Types: Exclusive / Scoop

Media Types: Text

Customer Impact: Major Global Story

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