US firm wins Oz-backed bid to block Huawei from subsea Pacific cables | 4/10/2019 | Staff
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An American company is to build a series of undersea cables linking Australia to China after the Aussie government put its foot down and kicked Huawei off the contract.

Building on our reports from last year that Australia had blocked Huawei from building a 4,000km cable between Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, US company TE Subcom has reportedly won the deal to build the link.

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"All options for meshing the Pacific Islands are good for the development of the economies of these countries," Keir Preedy, chief executive of the Solomon Island Submarine Cable Company, told Reuters. The company is developing the Solomons' new cable.

In addition to the Aus-PNG-Solomons route previously announced, TE Subcom will build a cable spur to Hong Kong – Chinese territory.

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"It is due for completion in 2022 and also includes a possible trans-Pacific branch to Los Angeles," the newswire stated.

As we reported last year, the Australian government is spending $100bn...
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