Google stated on Tuesday that it plans to construct an underwater cable throughout the Atlantic ocean linking the US, UK and Spain. The cable, named after laptop scientist Grace Hopper, will probably be Google’s fourth undersea cable.
“98% of worldwide web visitors is ferried all over the world by subsea cables”, stated Bikash Koley, Google’s international community vice chairman, in a release. “An enormous underwater community of cables crisscrossing the ocean makes it attainable to share, search, ship, and obtain info all over the world on the pace of sunshine.”
The search big owns three different undersea cables: Curie, connecting the US and South America; Dunant, connecting the US and France; and Equiano, connecting Europe and Africa. Google additionally collectively operates a variety of different underwater cables together with the Pacific Mild Cable Community with Fb. In 2019, the US reportedly sought to dam the Pacific Mild Cable Community out of nationwide safety considerations.
Google stated the Grace Hopper cable is scheduled to go surfing in 2022 and will probably be constructed by SubCom, the identical firm contracted to construct the Dunant and Curie cables. Grace Hopper will assist assist Google’s plans for a brand new cloud area in Madrid.
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