Google has a plan and even the world largest ocean is not a problem.
Recently, Google announced that it is working with five other companies to build an undersea cable system which will run through Pacific Ocean. The cable system said to have the cost of $300 million and it will increase the Internet speed for the Asian users.
Faster, a high speed submarine cable, will join the Japan coastal area from two places with the big West Coast cities that include San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and Portland.
Google+ post from the Google’s senior vice president of technical infrastructure, Urs Hölzle, stated that when the project is completed, the cable will work at 60 terabits per second. If compared with the typical cable modem, this speed is about ten million times faster.
“At Google we want our products to be fast and reliable, and that requires a great network infrastructure, whether it’s for the more than a billion Android users or developers building products on Google Cloud Platform,” Hölzle said. “And sometimes the fastest path requires going through an ocean.”
NEC is the company that will be responsible for laying the cable. This IT and network technology company got the contract and reported that work on Faster will start without delay.
It is expected that the project will be completed in around second quarter of 2016.
Formerly, Google has also used the underwater cable system to increase the internet speed quality. The company has connected Japan and Southeast Asia in 2008.
UNITY, which started in 2010 and connected Japan and U.S., Google also backed this Trans-Pacific cable system. The cable operates on 7.68 terabits per second, as reported by Submarine Cable Networks.