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Facebook Lays Groundwork For Asian Invasion

  • BBC, Friday, July 6, 2012 8:27 AM

With domestic growth slowing sharply, Facebook’s future success rests on its ability to conquer new markets, and Asian regions in particular. To that end, the public company has invested in The Asia Pacific Gateway -- a 6,214 mile Asian undersea cable project, which is designed to improve Internet speeds for citizens and businesses in the region. The cable will run directly from Malaysia to South Korea and Japan, with links branching off to other countries. As BBC News reports, “Facebook said the move would support efforts to boost membership in what was already one of its fastest growing markets.”

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