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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 

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

Internet giants, 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 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 to have 80 million concurrent HD video conference calls with Los Angeles.

"Google's mission is to connect people to the information by providing fast and reliable infrastructure. From data centres to cables under the sea, we're dedicated to building infrastructure that reaches more people than ever before," said Brian Quigley, Director, Networking Infrastructure, in a blog post.

PLCN will bring lower latency, besides facilitating greater security and bandwidth to users in the (APAC) region and will be operational in 2018.

In addition to our existing investments in APAC regions and the FASTER cable system, PLCN expands our ability to serve people in Asia, including and G Suite customers, the blog post noted.

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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

The PLCN will have 12,800 km of fibre with an estimated cable capacity of 120 Tetrabit per second
Internet giants, 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 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 to have 80 million concurrent HD video conference calls with Los Angeles.

"Google's mission is to connect people to the information by providing fast and reliable infrastructure. From data centres to cables under the sea, we're dedicated to building infrastructure that reaches more people than ever before," said Brian Quigley, Director, Networking Infrastructure, in a blog post.

PLCN will bring lower latency, besides facilitating greater security and bandwidth to users in the (APAC) region and will be operational in 2018.

In addition to our existing investments in APAC regions and the FASTER cable system, PLCN expands our ability to serve people in Asia, including and G Suite customers, the blog post noted.
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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

Internet giants, 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 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 to have 80 million concurrent HD video conference calls with Los Angeles.

"Google's mission is to connect people to the information by providing fast and reliable infrastructure. From data centres to cables under the sea, we're dedicated to building infrastructure that reaches more people than ever before," said Brian Quigley, Director, Networking Infrastructure, in a blog post.

PLCN will bring lower latency, besides facilitating greater security and bandwidth to users in the (APAC) region and will be operational in 2018.

In addition to our existing investments in APAC regions and the FASTER cable system, PLCN expands our ability to serve people in Asia, including and G Suite customers, the blog post noted.

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