Antarctica is about to get its first undersea internet cable

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Two infrastructure companies from Chile and Singapore are preparing to build the first undersea internet cable to dock on the coast of Antarctica. The product of a collaboration between Desarrollo País and H2 Cable, a subsidiary of BW Digital, the Humboldt cable will run 15,000 km from Chile to Australia, with foothills landing in New …

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Shortage of fiber optic cables could spell disaster for tech companies

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An acute shortage of fiber cabling will create significant bottlenecks in critical communications infrastructure projects around the world. Analysis by market research firm Cru Group shows that the price of fiber has risen by 70% in the past 18 months as demand for internet-based services soars and countries change their respective countries. 5G unroll. “As …

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FCC says it needs billions more to fund removal of Huawei telco kits

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The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says it needs an additional $3 billion to fund the removal of telecommunications equipment from Chinese suppliers such as Huawei and ZTE. Congress had set aside about $1.9 billion (opens in new tab) for the Supply Chain Reimbursement Program, which provides federal funds to operators who depend on such …

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