LIRNEasia is a regional ICT policy and regulation think tank active across the Asia Pacific

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Why is international backhaul more expensive in Asia?

Our argument has been that the principal cause is the lack of terrestrial cables.

While prices have declined globally, significant geographic disparities persist. For example, despite falling 22% compounded annually between Q2 2007 and Q2 2012, the median price of a GigE port in Hong Kong has remained 2.7 to 5.1 times the price of a GigE port in London over the past five years.

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