The world of technology is splitting into effectively two internets.

On one side, there’s North America, Europe, Australia and other developed countries that use internet equipment and phones supplied through US-endorsed channels from communication firms such as Ericsson and Nokia and Western handset makers.

The other side is China, India, Russia, Africa, some of South America and a swag of developing nations installing telecommun­ications equipment supplied by China as part of its Belt & Road Initiative.

USSC research fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone is quote in this article published by The Australian.