Google and Facebook will build the fastest in the Pacific submarine cable 120 Tbps

It’s funny how the data in the cloud are possible thanks to cables found at the bottom of the ocean, a solution that is growing dramatically because increasingly require more bandwidth and higher speed.

Today it has more than 1,000 million meters of submarine cable on our planet, but this is not enough, so we have already seen projects as TIDE, where Microsoft and Facebook have teamed up to install a cable cross all Atlantic between Virginia Beach and Bilbao, and now know a new project where Facebook is involved but now with Google, with the idea of laying a cable now in the Pacific, which will be the fastest in the region.

Los Angeles to Hong Kong

Pacific Light Data Communication, who is a subsidiary China Soft Power Technology, is a new player in the field of installation of submarine cables, and they are responsible for jump-start this project which is estimated will cost 400 million dollars, which it is scheduled to go into operation during 2018.

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The cable will have a length of 12,800 kilometers and a speed of up to 120 Tbps this through five fiber pairs capable of providing a bandwidth of up to 24 Tbps. The cable will connect Los Angeles with Hong Kong becoming the one with greater capacity and speed of the Pacific Ocean, a record that now belongs to Google with its cable FASTER.

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The idea of distributing its capacity in five fiber pairs is for other companies, those engaged in investment, have their own cable portion to maintain their private traffic.

This new cable stays below 160 Tbps that will offer TIDE, however it is noteworthy that this will double in length, so the speed was impossible to replicate. The aim of this new development will provide a decrease in latency and increased bandwidth to users of Facebook and Google in the Asia-Pacific region.

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