Consortium Google is investing $ 300 million in internet cable Pacific




A consortium of six companies, including Google, invests $ 300 million in a new cable system, that the United States needs to connect. Two points in Japan The system should be ready mid-2016, as the consortium Monday.

Work on the fiber optic cable system, which is called Faster and paper over an initial capacity of 60 terabits per second possession, according to the six participating companies started immediately. The intention is that connects the two Japanese cities Chikura and Shima with the American hubs, which include Los Angeles and San Francisco operate.

Besides Google also China Mobile International, China Telecom Global, Global Transit, KDDI and SingTel part of the consortium. The six will invest $ 300 million in the new internet cable, which will be implemented by NEC. That company has put in over three decades of already nearly 200,000 kilometers of cables on the ocean floors.

According to the chairman of the Faster Project, the system is necessary for connecting parts of the world to the Internet. “These cables are jointly significant infrastructure supporting the global internet and communication,” says frontman Woohyong Choi. “All Internet users worldwide benefit from this.”

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