China’s Huawei loses out to Japan’s NEC on Chile-Asia trans-Pacific cable project

Chile has picked Japanese firm NEC ahead of rival bidder Huawei to build the first fibre-optic undersea cable between South America and Asia, according to Japanese media, as the Chinese tech giant continues to face opposition around the world.Under the NEC proposal, a 13,000km (8,077 mile) cable will run under the Pacific Ocean from Chile to New Zealand and on to Australia, where it will end in Sydney, the Nikkei Asian Review reported on Wednesday.Huawei’s bid had Shanghai as the landing point…

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