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New 60Tbps Cable Connects United States and Japan

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Posted: 12:33PM

Google has worked with five Asian telecom companies to create "the highest-capacity undersea cable ever built," capable of speeds up to 60Tbps. The 9,000km cable was built by NEC at a cost of $300 million and connects Oregon to two locations in Japan. Google plans to use its share of the bandwidth "to support our users, including Google Apps and Cloud Platform customers. This is especially exciting, as we prepare to launch a new Google Cloud Platform East Asia region in Tokyo later this year. Dedicated bandwidth to this region results in faster data transfers and reduced latency as GCP customers deliver their applications and information to customers around the globe." In the world of computing where the fastest technologies don't stay the fastest for long, Microsoft and Facebook are already working on a 160Tbps cable that will connect the United States to Europe.

Source: Ars Technica

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NCC10281982B on July 05, 2016 05:32
And sense said cable is to be used to move data between google facilities, though the data rate is impressive, it means nothing to me as an internet user.

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