Google at this time introduced its plans to construct a brand new subsea cable with touchdown factors in New York within the U.S. and Bude, UK and Bilbao, Spain in Europe. The new cable, named after the pioneering pc scientist Grace Hopper, will be part of Google’s varied different personal subsea cables like Curie between the U.S. and South America, Dunant between the U.S. and France, and Equiano between Europe and Africa.
The new cable is scheduled to go surfing in 2022 and can be constructed by SubCom, which Google additionally contracted for work on its Dunant and Curie cables.
Google plans to launch a brand new Google Cloud area in Madrid within the close to future, so it’s possibly no shock that additionally it is taking a look at the way it can greatest join the area to its international community. The new cable marks Google’s first cable to Spain and its first personal subsea cable path to the UK.
The cable will characteristic 16 fiber pairs, which is a reasonably commonplace quantity, however because the Google group stresses, it will likely be the primary to make use of a brand new switching structure the corporate developed in cooperation with SubCom. This new system is supposed to offer elevated reliability and to allow the corporate to raised transfer site visitors round outages.
Grace Hopper can be Google’s fourth wholly-owned cable. In addition to those personal cables, the corporate can also be a member of plenty of consortiums that collectively function cables world wide. In whole, Google has now introduced investments in 15 subsea cables, although additionally it is reportedly a part of the upcoming Blue-Raman Cable that can run between India and Italy by way of Israel. The firm has but to substantiate its participation on this challenge, although.