Bikash Koley, Vice President of Google Global Networking and Google Cloud a officially announced, on June 9th, the laying of a future submarine cable between the United States East Coast and Las Toninas, in Argentina. The cable will also have connections with Praia Grande at. to have Brazil and Punta del Este in Uruguay.
The cable has been designed and will be installed by 2023 from SubCom, one of the world’s leading companies in the industry. Firmina takes its name from the Brazilian author and abolitionist Maria Firmina dos Reis, who lived between 1825 and 1917. Google explains that this symbolic approach aims to publicize the work of this intellectual who described the life of Afro-Brazilians under slavery in an 1859 novel called Ursula.
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On the technical side, this cable has one plus compared to others: it is elasticity. Google states that this twelve-pair cable will have the capacity powered by a single power source, on one side of the cable. It is that first and only to have that ability by being so long.
Bikash Koley described how the cable works via the Google publication: ” Data travels as light impulses through the fiber optic cables of the cable. The light signal is amplified every 100 km by high voltage electricity supplied by the landing station in each country “.
Google invests in 16 infrastructures
Firmina has to allowImproving access to services Google across the region. The company has a single data center in South America, near Santiago in Chile. It is connected to the American west coast by Google’s very first cable, Curie. Uruguay is also served by a cable called Tannat, which is the result of a joint venture between Google and Antel.
Google has been very active in laying submarine cables in recent years. The company has stakes in a total of sixteen infrastructures. In February 2021, Mountain View sent Dunant, named after the creator of the Red Cross, to Europe, more precisely to France. Circulate through these infrastructures 98% of the information on the Internet, it has become a strategic sector for the major American digital platforms in the midst of the cloud race.