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Google, tech companies look elsewhere after US blocks undersea link to Hong Kong

Monday 10 February 2020 | 09:05 CET | News
Google and other tech companies are looking at other possibilities to Hong Kong as a global tech hub after the US is looking down on links to the territory, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Some industry executives are considering alternative landing spots around the region for underwater internet cables, such as Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines and Guam. Another option is to route more traffic through satellites instead of cables, as Amazon hopes to do with its constellation of low-earth-orbit satellites. There is no clear best path forward yet, and

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Categories: Fixed / Internet
Companies: Amazon / FCC / Google
Countries: China / Hong Kong / United States / World
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