Google Is Building A Huge Submarine Fiber Optic Cable To Connect The United States To The United Kingdom And Spain

- Jul 29, 2020-

Google Is Building A Huge Submarine Fiber Optic Cable To Connect The United States To The United Kingdom And Spain

 

Google announced on Tuesday that it intends to build a new submarine optical cable between the United States and the United Kingdom, which will also connect Spain to improve its services.

 

Google claims that this cable (named Grace Hopper after the pioneer of computer programming in the United States) will "provide better service flexibility for the network that supports Google's consumer and enterprise products."

 

Google Is Building A Huge Submarine Fiber Optic Cable To Connect The United States To The United Kingdom And Spain


"Once this cable is put into use, it will be the first batch of new optical cables connecting the United States and the United Kingdom since 2003, thereby increasing the capacity at this busy global crossroads and providing support for Google services such as Meet and Gmail. And Google Cloud" in a blog post by Bikash Koley, President of Google Global Networks.

 

Koley said: "This also marks our first investment in a private submarine optical cable line to the UK and our first line to Spain." "Spain's landing point will be closer to the Google Cloud area that will be launched in Madrid. Integrated into our global infrastructure."

 

The cable will extend along the ocean floor from New York to the seaside resort town of Bude in Cornwall, England, and Bilbao, Spain. The total length from the United States to the United Kingdom is 6,250 kilometers, and the total length from the United States to Spain is 6,300 kilometers.

Submarine cables carry 98% of the world's international Internet traffic. These cables enable people to share, search, send and receive information around the world at the speed of light.

 

During the coronavirus pandemic, the “home order” measures adopted globally have increased the pressure on existing networks, and demand for data-intensive services such as Netflix and Zoom has surged.

 

With the development of society and the progress of science and technology, our demand for communication networks is increasing, and the requirements for networks are also getting higher and higher. This epidemic has highlighted the importance of the Internet, which has become an indispensable part of our society


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