Over the past few years, Google has built its own subsea cables in addition to partnering on joint efforts and leasing access. Google’s latest private cable project is “Firmina” to connect North and South America.
Undersea fiber Stories June 9
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Google in 2018 announced two private intercontinental undersea cables; becoming the first major non-telecom company to build its own after years of leasing or consortiums. The second, named Dunant, will feature record-breaking capacity by being the first cable to leverage space-division multiplexing (SDM) technology.
Undersea fiber Stories July 28, 2020
Undersea fiber Stories August 28, 2019
Report: US might block Google-backed LA-Hong Kong undersea cable over national security
Google has three approaches for expanding its global fiber network. Recently, the company has been building private intercontinental cables, but still buys capacity or joins consortiums where the cost is split. One Google-backed undersea cable between Los Angeles and Hong Kong could be blocked by the US under national security concerns.
Undersea fiber Stories June 28, 2019
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Google’s INDIGO undersea cable connecting Southeast Asia now live
Over the past several years, Google Cloud has rapidly expanded its global infrastructure with new Cloud regions for enterprise customers and undersea fiber cables. The company announced today that the INDIGO undersea cable connecting Australia and Singapore is now live.
Undersea fiber Stories July 17, 2018
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Google connecting Japan-Guam-Australia w/ latest undersea fiber cable investment
At the start of 2018, Google revealed that over the last three years it has spent $30 billion to improve its infrastructure. Including data center and undersea cables, this helps the performance of both consumer services and Cloud infrastructure for enterprise. Google announced today that it’s investing in the Japan-Guam-Australia (JGA) Cable System.
Undersea fiber Stories January 16, 2018
Google is building three new under-sea fiber-optic cables, adding to the eight that it already helped construct. The latest ones will connect areas as far apart as the Pacific and the North Sea, and will be used to speed up data transfers as well as provide alternative routings in case of failures elsewhere.
The company said that the new cables would cost hundreds of millions of dollars and take more than a year to install, and it would really prefer not to do it …
Undersea fiber Stories September 6, 2016
Google extends transpacific FASTER fiber optic cable to its largest Asian data center, in Taiwan
It took Google and others two years to lay its FASTER high-speed fiber optic cable along the bottom of the Pacific ocean, connecting the U.S. to Japan, and it has today extended that cable to Taiwan.
Undersea fiber Stories June 29, 2016
Google-backed ‘FASTER’ 9,000km, 60Tbps transpacific fiber optics cable system is now ready to go
After nearly two years of construction, Google along with a consortium of telecom providers announced the completion of the FASTER broadband cable system that links Japan and the United States. The cable system is the fastest of its kind and stretches nearly 9,000 km across the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
Undersea fiber Stories June 27, 2013
Google is one of the consortium members behind a new 28Tbps undersea fiber link connecting China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore and Brunei with Japan – where it connects to the existing transpacific fiber to the U.S. The total length of the link is 5,530 miles.
The six fiber pairs have a combined capacity equivalent to simultaneously streaming three million HD videos. That’s quite a lot of bandwidth.
While most of the investors are local telecoms companies – China Telecom, China Mobile, Hong Kong’s Donghwa Telecom, Globe in the Philippines, SingTel, and TOT in Thailand – Google has its own reasons for wanting the link … expand full story