Facebook has invested in a 10,000km (6,214 mile) Asian undersea cable project.
The Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) is designed to improve internet speeds for citizens and businesses in the region, run directly from Malaysia to South Korea and Japan, with links branching off to other countries.
Facebook said the move would support efforts to boost membership in what was already one of its fastest growing markets.
“Our investment in this cable will help support our growth in South Asia, making it possible for us to provide a better user experience for a greater number of Facebook users in countries like India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Singapore,” a spokesman said. However, the amount of investment from Facebook in this USD450,000,000 project is not revealed.