Google has announced the building of one of the first new trans-Atlantic cables since 2003, its first subsea route to Spain. It will also link the US and UK, reports Bloomberg. It will join other Google subsea projects including Curie, which connects the US to Chile, Dunant, which links the US to France, and Equiano, which joins Africa to Portugal. It follows the announcement in May that Facebook would join a number of telecoms companies in laying a cable to provide better connection to Africa. The submarine lines carry 98 per cent of international internet traffic, said Google. Read more
‘Grace Hopper’ cable to link the US, UK and Spain: Google’s latest submarine cable expected to be completed by 2022
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