BUSINESS – China completes telecoms cable across Burma

State-owned telecoms firm China Unicom has completed construction of a US$50 million optical cable connecting China with Burma and international subsea connections on the Indian Ocean coast. The 1,500km cable, built in cooperation with Myanmar Post and Telecommunications, connects Yunnan province with Ruili, Mandalay, Rangoon and Indian Ocean ports, Xinhua reported. Construction commenced in 2011.