New Delhi: Google's 7,200 mile-long undersea fibre optic cable between US and Japan is all set to go online tonight. With an investment of $300 million, FASTER cable is constructed to transmit 60 terabits-per-second (Tbps) bandwidth across the Pacific ocean.
According to TechCrunch, the search engine giant announced that it was joining a consortium of six companies including NEC, China Mobile, China Telecom, Global Transit and KDDI, to better connect the two countries.
Being first of its kind, the undersea cable is designed to support digital coherent transmission technology and uses low-loss fiber and latest digital signal processor to deliver high speed bandwidth. It consists of three landing points- one in US and other two in Japan.
Other tech giants like Microsoft, Facebook, and Telxius also disclosed their plan to design an undersea cable between Atlantic Ocean with end points in Bilbao, Spain, and Virginia.