A ship lays an electric submarine cable and optical fibre in Europe. File photo

Smart telecom cables: climate change hope for Pacific or submarine spying tech?

  • An international team is working on new monitoring technology to be used on subsea telecommunications cables
  • Proponents say it will provide data on climate change and tsunami threats. Sceptics say it could be used for espionage
Topic |   US-China tech war

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A ship lays an electric submarine cable and optical fibre in Europe. File photo
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Meaghan Tobin

Meaghan Tobin

Meaghan Tobin has nearly a decade of experience spanning journalism and public policy in Washington, Taipei and Beijing. For the Post, she covers geopolitics, diplomacy and policy trends in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.