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Google, Facebook to set up undersea cable connecting Asia to LA

The PLCN will have 12,800 km of fibre with an estimated cable capacity of 120 Tetrabit per second

IANS  |  New York 

Internet giants, Google and Facebook, have teamed up with Pacific Light Data Communication and TE SubCom- an undersea communication solution provider- to build the first direct submarine cable system between Los Angeles and Hong Kong. The Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) will have 12,800 km of fibre and an estimated cable capacity of 120 Tetrabit per second, making it the highest-capacity trans-Pacific route, a record currently held by another Google-backed cable system, FASTER. In other words, PLCN will provide enough capacity for Hong Kong to have 80 million concurrent ...

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