EU plans Black Sea Internet cable to reduce dependence on Russia

Maps showing the proposed Black Sea cable which aims to reduce the EU's dependence on cables crossing Russia

The EU is planning an undersea internet cable to improve connectivity with Georgia and reduce dependency on lines running through Russia amid growing concerns over vulnerabilities in the infrastructure that transmits global data. The €45m cable will connect EU member states to the Caucasus via the international waters of the Black Sea, over a length … Read more

China exercises control over Internet cable projects in the South China Sea

China exercises control over Internet cable projects in the South China Sea

China has begun blocking plans to lay and maintain undersea Internet cables across the South China Sea, as Beijing seeks to exert greater control over the infrastructure that transmits the world’s data. Lengthy approval delays and stricter Chinese requirements, including permits for work performed outside its internationally recognized territorial waters, have prompted companies to design … Read more