Microsoft and Facebook are building a new submarine cable, “Maria”




The two companies announced that Microsoft and Facebook today announced the latest step in the global cloud infrastructure joint venture and of the start of work to build a new submarine carries Maria “MAREA” name, which extends across the Atlantic from Virginia to the US city of Bilbao , the Spanish cable.

It allows the new submarine cable that extends for a distance of 6,600 kilometers in the ocean to secure the growing demand for high-speed Internet and communications for trusted cloud services direct and online services for the two companies, Microsoft and Facebook and their clients.

The new cable is greater than any cable nautical another capacity exists in the Atlantic Ocean, offering bandwidth up to 160 terabits per second, and begins to create a cable in August / August 2016, with completion expected in October / October 2017

Microsoft is working with partners to build a global infrastructure allow access to its own cloud services are more flexible and faster than ever before, and with the ongoing world move towards a new future based on cloud computing.

It should be noted the Amazon cloud services company Global Web Services AWS earlier to embark on its first investment in offshore cable project, as the Google Inc., which provides cloud infrastructure services by investing in emerging undersea cables.


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