On one side, Facebook is competing online with other social networking Websites, while on the other side, it has recently announced an APG (Asia Pacific Gateway) plan for which it has signed a deal with a Malaysian telecom company, Time Dotcom. The project would totally be funded and maintained by two popular ISPs, namely China Telecom and China Unicom.
The APG project would cover nearly 10,000 kilometer undersea fiber optic cable covering Malaysia, South Korea, India, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore and numerous other Asian countries.
The move is undertaken to support efforts to boost membership of the social giant’s fastest growing markets and give it a prominent place in Asian markets as well.
Already, Google has invested $300 million on a similar project, Unity, connecting Japan to US. So, Facebook’s effort comes second in this regard to connect countries via underwater fiber cable plan after the controversial search engine company.