People wearing face masks talk on their cellphones near a booth for telecommunications firm China Mobile at the PT Expo in Beijing in October 2020. Photo: AP
People wearing face masks talk on their cellphones near a booth for telecommunications firm China Mobile at the PT Expo in Beijing in October 2020. Photo: AP

Facebook, Amazon seek US approval for undersea cable after China Mobile’s exit

  • The tech giants hope to begin commercial operation of the data connection between the Philippines and California by late 2022
  • The US has repeatedly expressed concerns about China’s role in handling network traffic and the potential for espionage

People wearing face masks talk on their cellphones near a booth for telecommunications firm China Mobile at the PT Expo in Beijing in October 2020. Photo: AP
People wearing face masks talk on their cellphones near a booth for telecommunications firm China Mobile at the PT Expo in Beijing in October 2020. Photo: AP
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