China Activates Historic Himalayan Link To Nepal

Doug Madory
Director of Internet Analysis

On 10 January 2018, China Telecom activated a long-awaited terrestrial link to the landlocked country of Nepal.  The new fiber optic connection, which traverses the Himalayan mountain range, alters a significant aspect of Nepal's exclusive dependency on India, shifting the balance of power (at least for international connectivity) in favor of Kathmandu.

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