Decision on BRICS undersea cable expected by year-end

Tuesday 5 June 2012 | 10:31 CET | News
Potential investors including Google will decide before the year-end whether to proceed with a USD 1.5 billion undersea cable linking the BRICS group of emerging economies to each other and to the US, Reuters reported. The 34,000 kilometre cable, which would be the first of its kind to link Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, is expected to come online by the end of 2014, said Andrew Mthembu, chairman of technology group i3 Africa which is promoting the project.

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