The BRICS countries are in the process of completing a brand new Internet CABLE backbone that would bypass the United States entirely and to ensure the protection of the bric countries from the US governments NSA spying.
Brazil will be in center stage with this project and is set to finalize a 34,000-kilometre undersea fiber-optic cable by 2015 that will run from Vladivostok –> Russia to -> Fortaleza –> Brazil, via Shantou –> China –> Chennai, India —> and Cape Town, South Africa (PIC BELOW)
The BRICS cable was already in development months before the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden first became public in June.
After the news was leaked , with revelations that the National Security Agency hacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone, the fallout against the NSA has accelerated and spread with Many countries taking measures to block the spying by US
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According to the INDIAN NEWSPAPER Hindu, the project will create, “a network free of US eavesdropping,” which via legislative mandates will also force the likes of Google, Facebook and Yahoo to store all data generated by BRICS nations locally, shielding it from NSA snooping.
The 12,8Tbit/s system will be the first contiguous submarine cable linking all of the so-called Brics nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA) The 34,000 km cable, which would be the first of its kind to link Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, is expected to come online by the end of 2014, said Andrew Mthembu, chairman of technology group i3 Africa which is promoting the project.
Potential investors including Internet giant Google will decide before year-end whether to proceed with a $1.5 billion
undersea cable linking the BRICS group of emerging economies to each other and the U.S., a senior official in the project said on Monday. More →