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Huawei Eyes South America-Asia Undersea Cable Project

Huawei has also lobbied the Chilean government to store its data in the cloud.

August 29, 2019

Huawei said it will participate in the public tender process once bids are invited for the trans-Pacific construction.

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd has been very actively interested in building the first undersea fiber optic cable between South America and Asia.

According to the leading daily, David Dou Yong, Huawei’s chief executive in Chile stated that the company was eagerly following the public tender process initiated by Chile in July and would participate when bids were invited for the trans-Pacific construction. This bidding process has several steps and Huawei will follow the process until the bid to select a vendor to implement it starts and for sure we will be part of the tender process.”

The move would represent Huawei’s first major asset sale since the United States ratcheted up accusations the Chinese firm is a vehicle for espionage, raising doubts about undersea cable construction projects Huawei has interests in around the world.

Huawei has launched a data centre with locally-hosted cloud storage services in Santiago, an investment of more than USD 100 million. Huawei has lobbied the Chilean government to store its data in the cloud.

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