U.S., Australia and Japan agree to develop 5G networks in the Pacific region
The U.S., Australia and Japan have decided to step up joint cooperation aimed at the development of communication networks, particularly 5G networks, in the Pacific region.
The trilateral cooperation will be based on the telecommunications company Digicel, headquartered in Jamaica, which was acquired earlier this year by Australia’s leading telecommunications company Telstra for $1.6 billion. Kyodo noted that the Japanese and American sides will be involved in the operations and management of Digicel.
The move is aimed at countering the expanding influence of China, which is actively involved in the development of communications networks in the region.