Maintaining undersea cables is important to ensure transmission of internet data. Photo: Shutterstock
Maintaining undersea cables is important to ensure transmission of internet data. Photo: Shutterstock

China builds undersea cable bases amid digital infrastructure rivalry

  • The two new bases will maintain optical fibre lines on the seabed that carry internet data, making them critical to economic and security interests
  • Beijing has been upping investment in digital infrastructure, partly because of pressure from the US over handling of internet traffic and potential for spying

Topic |   Infrastructure
Maintaining undersea cables is important to ensure transmission of internet data. Photo: Shutterstock
Maintaining undersea cables is important to ensure transmission of internet data. Photo: Shutterstock
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