BRICS To Create Internet ‘Independent’ Of U.S. Spying

BRICS To Create Internet ‘Independent’ Of U.S. Spying

With increased concern about the U.S. spying on other countries, an independent Internet system linking BRICS nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa is making headlines, according to a report in MyBroadband.

People in those countries will be able to communicate without their traffic passing through a Western nation through a cable system stretching from Fortaleza in Brazil to Vladivostok in Russia on the Pacific coast, the report said.

The 34,000-kilometer BRICS cable system will offer 12.8-terabits-per-second capacity between the five developing economies and has been planned since March 2011.

However, with increased concern surrounding U.S. spying on other nations, the planned independent Internet system is making headlines, the report said.

Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil, announced the creation of an Internet that is independent of the U.S. and Britain.

South Africa’s Department of Communications said it sees international spying on Internet traffic as a problem. It also said it supports the BRICS cable system because it gives meaning to the political agreement between emerging countries by providing infrastructure that can be used to conduct transactions.

The BRICS independent Internet is scheduled to be in service in 2015, according to the BRICS cable website.