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.
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Undersea fiber Stories April 4, 2018
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.