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.
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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
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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.