Google owns many marine cables owned or shared. Along with companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook, they’ve shown great interest in this type of infrastructure for about 10 years. In April 2019, internet giant Google had 6 of these active submarine cables, and plans to have another eight ready in the next two years. Now, we know that the process of installing Curie, a new submarine cable for Google Internet has been completed.
The global network of submarine cables does not stop growing. This makes it possible to improve Internet services in many countries with greater capacity and speed, but also to move the Internet to places where it did not exist before.
The first is the Transatlantic Telegraphic Cable, which was completed in 1966. Since then, hundreds of cables have been deployed on the seabed connected to countries and continents. At the beginning of the last decade, 74,000 miles of fiber were deployed, but this does not apply to what is happening now. In fact, with the deployments already completed and those that will come we will have 300,000 miles of cables in 3 years.
Today we have to talk about Curie. This cable already connects Chile with Los Angeles, the first submarine cable installed in the South American country in the past 20 years. In addition to the benefit that this Chilean country will benefit from, it will do so directly with all users in Latin America.
Google today announced the completion of the installation and testing process for the Curie cable. This cable has a length of 10,500 km and a total capacity of 72 Tb per second. Although it has already been installed and tested, it will not work until the second quarter of 2020