Google declares new underwater internet cable network to interface US, UK, Spain
Google on Tuesday declared a new underwater internet cable network to interface the U.S., U.K. and Spain, as indicated by a blog post.
The cable, called the Grace Hopper, named after American computer researcher Grace Brewster Murray Hopper, will get one of Google’s four privately funded subsea cables.
It will check the tech mammoth’s first-since forever route to Spain, Google Global Network Vice President Bikash Koley composed.
The cable will bring “increasing capacity on this busy global crossroads” and help power “Google services like Meet, Gmail and Google Cloud,” Koley composed.
The Grace Hopper will have 16 fiber pairs, or 32 fibers, which Koley depicts as “a significant upgrade to the internet infrastructure connecting the U.S. with Europe.”
It will likewise be the first subsea cable to utilize novel optical fiber switching technology planned for improving internet traffic and fixing blackouts.
Google and other tech monsters, including Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft, have been contributing for years n subsea cables, which transport 98 percent of global internet traffic, as indicated by Google’s blog post.
Google made its first investment in a subsea cable in 2010 and propelled its first privately funded subsea cable in 2019.