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G-7 to support deep-sea cable network for emerging nations

Digital chiefs to outline financial assistance with World Bank at Japan meeting

Private-sector interests have been responsible for developing 90% of undersea cables since 1990. (Rendering courtesy of Sun Cable)

TOKYO -- Digital and technology ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations will adopt a plan for building a network of undersea communication cables to serve developing and emerging countries, Nikkei has learned.

The G-7 ministers meet this weekend in Takasaki, a city northwest of Tokyo. With a common understanding of the need for a free and open digital infrastructure, they will outline an expanded framework for supporting developing and emerging nations in an action plan and joint statement.

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