On Tuesday 28th July, 2020, Google announced its plans to build another subsea cable with landing points in New York in the U.S. and Bude, U.K. and Bilbao, and then Spain in Europe.
The new cable, which is named after the spearheading PC scientist Grace Hopper, will join Google’s other private subsea cables like Curie between the U.S. and South America, Dunant between the U.S. and France and Equiano among Europe and Africa.
The cable is planned to go online in 2022 and will be erected by SubCom, which Google also contracted for chip away at its Dunant and Curie cables. Additionally, Google intends to dispatch a new Google Cloud area in Madrid soon. The new cable denotes Google’s first to Spain and its first private subsea cable course to the U.K.
The cable will feature 16 fiber sets, which is a quite standard number. However, as the Google group stresses, it will be the first to utilize another switching engineering by the organization created in collaboration with SubCom. This new system is intended to give expanded unwavering quality and to empower the organization to all the more likely move traffic around blackouts.
Meanwhile, Grace Hopper will be Google’s fourth entirely owned cable. Other than the private cabled, the organization is also a member from various consortiums that mutually work links the world over.
In general, Google has now declared interests in 15 subsea cables. And has also detailed that the outfit is a part of the up and coming Blue-Raman Cable that will run among India and Italy by means of Israel.