America versus China
In the special period of the epidemic, a new round of operations has recently begun.
On April 9, the U.S. Federal Ministry of Justice announced that China Telecom's U.S. business authorization in the United States would pose a national security and law enforcement risk to the United States, the Global Times reported.
Therefore, the U.S. Federal Department of justice made a proposal to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to revoke and terminate the authorization of China Telecom Group's U.S. company to provide international communications services in the United States.
The combination boxing happened on the ground has been implicated by many enterprises, and now even the bottom of the sea is not going to let it go.
The application of submarine optical fiber cable suffers
According to the Wall Street Journal on April 9, America's government has allowed Google companies to launch Pacific high-speed Internet cables connecting Los Angeles to Taiwan, but to
The U.S. Department of Justice announced the decision on April 8, according to Reuters:
Fang Xingdong, founder of the internet lab, said that the US chose Taiwan as the connection point mainly because it believed that Taiwan was under the control of the US, while connecting Hong Kong would be concerned about the participation of Chinese funded enterprises.
Such an idea can be said to be very childish, and such an act really makes people feel speechless. This is clearly to contain and then give up the market confusion.
This optical cable is also manufactured by Chinese Enterprises
The Pacific undersea cable project is supported by Google, Facebook and Dr. Peng Telecom media group of ChinaThe project originally planned to lay 12900 kilometers of undersea optical cable between Hong Kong, China and Los Angeles, the United States, with a construction cost of at least $300 million.
The project promises to provide investors on both sides of the Pacific with faster Internet connections, which would have been a good thing for the people.
As one of the builders, Dr. Peng Telecom media group is an authentic Chinese enterprise. It was founded in January 1985 and listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange as early as January 3, 1994.
At present, Dr. Peng has 23000 employees in the world, covering more than 210 cities in China and North America, providing services to 13 million family users and 500000 government and enterprise customers.
Global urgent need to improve network speed
The novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic is still spreading all over the world, and more and more enterprises choose to work at home. Companies with offices in California, such as Facebook, Google, twitter and Microsoft, have instructed employees to work from home, according to a previous report on the US business insider website.
With the increase of home office, it is bound to require the major remote office application providers to overcome the problems brought by the explosive growth of users in the short term.
This also means that nowadays, there is an urgent need for undersea cable to improve the communication efficiency of the Internet, and the coming 5g era needs more high-speed Internet.
As we all know, China is now developing rapidly in the field of communication, and the coming 5g era is the main battlefield leading the world. At this time, curbing the development of China's undersea optical cable may have an impact on the development of the global communication field.
This optical cable project is of great significance
The project would have been the only international submarine optical cable project in Hong Kong, China that directly connects with the United States.
The original goal of the cable is to connect the United States with Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Philippines, so that technology giants such as Google and Facebook can transfer a large amount of information from the data center in the United States to the fast-growing Asia Pacific region.
The cable will also meet the high-speed, low-cost and large capacity international communication bandwidth needs of telecom operators, multinational Ott enterprises, cloud computing service providers, data center service providers, Internet service providers and large multinational enterprises from Hong Kong, China to the United States and across the Pacific region.
This is a very good development opportunity for enterprises, which can bring many jobs and create more high-tech labor value.
Now the U.S. refuses to connect the cable with Hong Kong, China, which has a very negative impact on improving network efficiency. It will implicate many enterprises serving the cable and cause unnecessary economic losses.
Undersea fiber optic cables carry most of the data traffic
As an important means of modern international communication, submarine optical cable is the main carrier of global information communication. As the backbone of the Internet, about 300 submarine cables carry 99% of the global data flow.
Submarine optical cable is used to set up telecommunication transmission between countries. Because the submarine cable is laid on the sea floor with insulated wire bundle wrapped in the skin, the sea water can prevent the interference of the external optical and magnetic waves, so the signal noise ratio of the submarine cable is high.
There is no time delay in submarine optical cable communication, and the design life of submarine optical cable is 25 years of continuous operation, while the man-made satellite usually runs out of fuel within 10 to 15 years.
Google and Facebook adjusted their deployment
The Wall Street Journal commented on the US government's refusal to connect the Pacific high-speed Internet cable with Hong Kong, China,
The U.S. government's approval for the cable is conditional on Google's commitment to diversify its Internet sites in Asia, including but not limited to Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
Google and Facebook have jointly built the trans Pacific undersea cable from California to Hong Kong in 2016 to continue the long-term development strategy of Silicon Valley giant, which will better control the network pipeline connecting Google data center.
Although the U.S. authorities refused to authorize Google and Facebook to use the cable, the two companies and their Chinese investment partners are continuing to build the cable, and have basically completed the construction of the submarine line and the land anchor station.
In January this year, Google readjusted its deployment and asked the relevant departments of the US government to initially allow the use of optical cables that do not involve Hong Kong, China, while the US Department of justice supported Google's application.
Google and Facebook adjusted their thinking again last week. The construction of Facebook's support for connecting the Filipino branch line is still ongoing, which has also rapidly promoted Google's Taiwan branch line in China.
The United States has repeatedly curbed the development of China's communications
Reuters said the role of the U.S. in handling Internet traffic and
In August of last year, U.S. government sources told the Global Times that Chinese investors in the U.S. Pacific submarine cable project
What are you worried about? It's just that the United States wants to further curb the development of China Communications and Chinese communications enterprises.
The United States has repeatedly
In 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives blocked Huawei and ZTE, two Chinese communication equipment manufacturers, from entering the U.S. system equipment field for national security reasons;
In 2016, the US said ZTE was fined $892 million for violating US export controls over Iran;
In May 2019, Huawei was listed on the entity control list in the United States;
In May 2019, FCC rejected China Mobile's application to enter the US market;
In April 2020, the U.S. government will consider revoking the business license granted to China Telecom North America
This will be the United States to block the development of China's communications to the fullest extent.
Reducing the damage of optical fiber cable between China and the United States
On April 9, Zhang Chi, the science popularization author of the optical cable fair, said that the possibility of stealing information through the submarine optical cable itself is very small, which is almost impossible in terms of specific operation, but the operator who transforms the signal transmitted in the optical cable into information is the most likely source of leakage.
Nowadays, the transfer of trade between countries, regions and regions has reached a bottleneck. At present, the most important thing is the transfer of data flow, and the transfer of data flow mainly depends on submarine optical cable, so the infrastructure construction of submarine optical cable plays a very important role in promoting regional cooperation and economic development.
The flow of cross-border data has become the most important indicator of globalization, while the US containment of China has done great harm to itself.
The global economic system has undergone historic changes. The main body of the global market is enterprises, and the products traded are not finished products. The connotation of market relations is not as simple as buying and selling, but a complex network connected by supply chain.
The global supply chain network has formed a community of interdependence between countries and enterprises. Nowadays, the driving force of scientific and technological progress is not only from innovation, but also from market application.
For example, high-tech enterprises such as Huawei integrate the global innovation, design, manufacturing, marketing and other elements, forming a global science and technology development chain. This powerful chain does not belong to one country, but to the world.
Therefore,What the United States has curbed is not the development of China's communications, but the development of global communications. The fewer cables between China and the United States, the lower the efficiency of data transmission. This will also seriously affect the development of big data, cloud computing and other Internet industries in both countries and the business expansion of technology giants. There are hundreds of harms but no benefits.
Today, with a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars, the optical cable connecting Taiwan and Hong Kong has already been built, but it has not been put into use.
The Global Times said the U.S. has been emphasizing
On October 24, 2013, the Guardian reported that the US National Security Agency monitored leaders of 35 countries and regions.
Among them, the U.S. national security agency may have monitored the phone calls of German Chancellor Angela Merkel for more than 10 years, who was previously considered the closest partner of former U.S. President Barack Obama in Europe.
Now the Trump administration has passed