Google's submarine cable empire now hooks up another corner of the world. The company's 10,000km Curie submarine cable has officially come ashore in Valparaiso, Chile.
While there are a few steps left before RFS I'm sure, the Curie cable system now connects Chile with southern California. it's a four-fiber-pair system that will add big bandwidth along the western coast of the Americas to Google's inventory. Also part of the plans is a branching unit with potential connectivity to Panama at about the halfway point where they can potentially hook up to systems in the Caribbean.
Subcom's CS Durable brought the cable ashore on the beach of Las Torpederas, about 100km from Santiago. In Los Angeles the cable terminates at Equinix's LA4 facility, while in Chile the company is using its own recently built data center in Quilicura, just outside of Santiago.
Google has a variety of other projects going on around the world as well, as the company continues to invest in its infrastructure. Google's projects tend to happen pretty quickly, as unlike the rest of us they don't necessarily have to spend time finding investors to back their plans.
This article was authored by Rob Powell and was originally posted on Telecomramblings.com
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