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China interested in scheme to lay telecom cable across Arctic Circle

Thursday 14 December 2017 | 12:21 CET | News
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and China Telecom are among those joining discussions about building a 10,500-kilometre fibre-optic link between Asia and Europe across the Arctic Circle, writes South China Morning Post. The controversial project also involves Finnish state-owned company Cinia and Japan, Russia and Norway. Cinia expects principle construction costs to be about EUR 700 million. The proposal aims to create the fastest data connection between Europe and China as soon as 2020.

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: China Telecom / Cinia
Countries: China / Finland / Japan / Norway / Russian Federation
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