Google is Building a New Private Subsea Cable in Spain— Infographics For All (@youinfographic) July 28, 2020
Google just announced that it is planning to build a new subsea cable that will be linking the U.S., U.K., and Spain. The new cable is named after the pioneering computer scientist, Grace Hopper and will join Google's v- pic.twitter.com/h16E4HUfx3
The new cable is planned for 2022 and will be constructed by SubCom, which also contracted Google for the cable production at Dunant and Curie.
Google intends to launch in the near future a new area of Google Cloud in Madrid, so it may not surprise you to see how it can best connect your region to your worldwide network. The new cable represents the first Spanish cable of Google and its first private cable underwater to the United Kingdom.
The cable will have 16 fibre-painted fibres, a fairly standard number, which is the first to use a new switching architecture developed by the company with SubCom as the Google team underlines. This new system aims to improve reliability and allow the company to move traffic around failures more effectively.
The fourth wholly owned cable will be Google's Grace Hopper. The firm is also part of a number of consortia, which operate cables around the world together, as well as these private cables. Altogether, Google has now announced investments in 15 submarine cables, although it is reported to be part of the upcoming Blue-Raman cable, which will run via Israel from India to Italy. However, the company still has to confirm its involvement in this project.
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