The Firmina subsea cable will range from the east coast of the US to Las Toninas in Argentina, with additional landings in Brazil and Uruguay. A brand-new high-speed subsea cable television that aims to enhance access to Google services for users in South America will start operations in 2023.
Google is constructing the Firmina subsea cable in combination with SubCom, which will develop and set up the cable television.
It will run from the east coast of the US to Las Toninas in Argentina, with extra landings in Praia Grande in Brazil and Punta del Este in Uruguay.
SubCom will make the cable at its Newington center in New Hampshire over the next year and expects to begin laying the cable television in summertime 2022. SubCom stated the subsea cable television is expected to be ready for service by the end of 2023.
Submarine cables permit information to take a trip as pulses of light inside optical fibres within the cable television, creating a signal that is generally enhanced every 100km or two to avoid signal loss. This is a challenge for longer subsea cable televisions.
Nevertheless, in a blogpost, Google Cloud’s vice-president of worldwide networking, Bikash Koley, stated the brand-new Firmina cable breaks this barrier.
“Linking North to South America, the cable television will be the longest ever to feature single-end power feeding ability. Achieving this record-breaking, highly resilient design is achieved by supplying the cable television with a voltage 20pc greater than with previous systems.”
SubCom’s CEO, David Coughlan, said the collaboration with Google will “supply a high-speed, high-capacity undersea cable system that will incorporate a few of the most innovative transmission innovations on the planet”.
The cable is named after Maria Firmina dos Reis, a Brazilian author. Koley said Google looked for to honour a star who worked to advance human understanding and social justice.
“With this cable television, we’re enjoyed accentuate her pioneering work and spirit,” he said.
Including Firmina, Google has financial investments in 16 subsea cables, consisting of the Grace Hopper cable connecting the UK, US and Spain.
The business is likewise working with fellow tech giant Facebook on two brand-new subsea cables that will connect The United States and Canada and south-east Asia.
This followed another Google-Facebook subsea cable television struck a wall. Plans for the Pacific Light Cable television Network were cut late in 2015 due issues from the US federal government about direct communications links in between the United States and Hong Kong.