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Google starts new undersea cable online

It extended the Trans-Pacific link from Japan to China's Taiwan province

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Publish Date: Sep 7 2016 3:24PM | Updated Date: Sep 7 2016 3:24PM

Google starts new undersea cable online

Google has started bringing online a new high-speed fibre optic undersea cable to increase its services in Asia.

 
It is part of the six-member FASTER Conglomerate that initiated operating the world's fastest undersea cable to date in June between the US and Japan, media reports said.
 
Google Network Resource's Asia-Pacific regional head Yan Tang said in a blog that the company based in California, extended the Trans-Pacific link from Japan to China's Taiwan province.
 
At speeds of up to 26 terabits per second, "this new cable should help Google products and services load more quickly across the region", Tang noted.
 
In addition to Google, China Mobile International, China Telecom Global, Global Transit of Malaysia, KDDI of Japan and SingTel of Singapore are members of the FASTER Consortium. 
 
Built with around $300 million and 100Gb/s x 100 wavelengths optical transmission technologies, 6-fiber-pair cable system lands at Bandon, Oregon, in US and Chikura and Shima in Japan.