Internet giant Google has announced that its new “Grace Hopper” submarine fiber optic cable, which will run between the United States and Europe, has landed in southwest England.
New 16-pair fiber cable construction and innovative switching technology Optical fiber, which began last year and is expected to be completed in 2022. It encompasses more than 6000 km and runs across the Atlantic Ocean. Ultimately, you’ll be traveling between the USA (New York), Great Britain (Pod and Cornwall), and Spain (Bilbao).
Google announced on its blog that it expects the cable to provide greater reliability and performance in global communications, “allowing us to better move traffic in the event of a power outage.” The new cable has enough data transmission capacity of about 340 terabytes per second.
The cable is named after a pioneer in computer science Grace Hopper (1906-1992), best known for working on one of the early compilers who had a crucial role in the development of the COBOL programming language.
The cable construction contract was signed earlier last year with SubCom, a submarine cable supplier based in Eaton Town, New Jersey. Much progress has since been made and the cable landed at Bude, Cornwall, marking the completion of the marine section from the US to the UK. The second episode, related to Bilbao in Spain, was completed earlier this month.
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