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Google, Facebook and Amazon drive push for deep-sea cables in Asia

Construction to climb 30% in region as tech giants enter the fray

Engineers use a specialized vessel to lay down an undersea cable. (Photo courtesy of NEC)

TOKYO -- Half of the new undersea communication cables to be built over the next three years will connect to Asia as Google, Facebook and other big-name tech companies look to harness the region's mushrooming demand for bandwidth.   

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