Asia to get direct sea connection through Google and Facebook

The first direct submarine cable system with ultra high-capacity will be constructed between Los Angeles and Hong Kong for which Google and Facebook have come together to take up the project along with their another teammates Pacific Light Data Communication and Undersea communication solution provider.

The Pacific Light Cable Network will be providing 12,800km of fibre and an estimated cable capacity of 120 Tbps that will be adequate capacity for Hong Kong to carry out 80 million concurrent HD video conference calls with Los Angeles.

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Presently, Google-backed cable system FASTER has the record of highest-capacity trans-Pacific route and Pacific Light Cable Network might take over the record this in future.

“The main motive is to accommodate people to the information by providing fast and dependable infrastructure. In a blog post Brian Quigley, former director of Google Networking Infrastructure said “From data centres to cables under the sea, we are dedicated to building infrastructure that reaches people worldwide.”

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The project will be functioning from 2018 and will provide more safety and greater capacity to Google users in the Asian region. Joining the ranks of the unity, FASTER and other projects this is the sixth submarine cable in which Google has an ownership stake.

By-Prishita Rathi

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