Australia will lay Internet cable across the Pacific ocean

Австралия проложит интернет-кабель через Тихий океан

Australia has officially agreed to a deal under which it will cut the Internet cable with a length of 4000 km in the Solomon Islands.Solomon Islands, a small Pacific nation, initially provided the contract to the Chinese company Huawei, says the Chronicle.info.

The Prime Minister of Solomon Islands Rick UNIPOL said that the decision followed “some of the concerns of Australia”.

Analysts explain that Canberra is concerned about China’s influence in the region.

The Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull said on Wednesday: “as of intensifying our engagement in the Pacific, we work as partners with the Solomon Islands more closely than ever to ensure stability, security and prosperity in the region.”

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