Google owns many owned or shared submarine cables. Along with companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook, they have shown great interest in this type of infrastructure for about 10 years. In April 2019, Internet giant Google had 6 of these active submarine cables and plans to have eight more readies in the next two years. Now, we know that the installation of Curie, a new submarine cable for Google’s Internet, is complete.
Submarine cable installation
The global network of submarine cables continues to grow. This makes it possible to improve Internet services in many countries more quickly and quickly, but also to move the Internet to places where it did not exist before.
The first is the Transatlantic Telegraphic Cable, which was completed in 1966. Since then, hundreds of cables have been deployed on the seabed connected to countries and continents. At the beginning of the last decade, 74,000 kilometers of fiber were deployed, but this does not apply to what is happening now. In fact, with deployments already completed and those that will come we will have 300,000 miles of cables in 3 years.
Today we have to talk about Curie. This cable already links Chile with Los Angeles, the first submarine cable installed in South America in the last 20 years. In addition to the benefit that this country will benefit Chile, it will do so directly with all users in Latin America.
Google announced today the completion of the installation and testing of the cable Curie. This cable has a length of 10,500 kilometers and a total capacity of 72 terabytes per second. Although it has already been installed and tested, it will not work until the second quarter of 2020.