US DoJ Opposes Google’s Undersea Cable from China

Justice Department Opposes Google's Undersea Cable From China By Chris Strohm and Todd Shields, Bloomberg August 28, 2019 The Justice Department is opposing a bid by Google, Facebook Inc. and a Chinese entity to complete an undersea internet cable between the U.S. and Hong Kong, raising national security concerns for the project that runs out [...]

2019-08-30T14:20:07-04:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

US, China Submarine Cable Row Worries DICT

US-China Submarine Cable Row Worries DICT By Miguel R. Camus, Inquirer August 30, 2019 The government’s plan to provide fast and inexpensive internet to millions of Filipinos is under threat after a report saying the United States may block a massive US-China submarine cable that will have branches in the Philippines emerged. The Department of [...]

St Helena Expects Ship to Survey Seabed for Google Equiano Cable on August 18th

St Helena Expects Ship to Survey Seabed for Google's Equiano Cable on August 18th By Connect St Helena August 14, 2019 A press release from August 14th, 2019 St Helena Government announced that the MV Fugro Gauss is expected to arrive in St Helena's waters on Sunday, August 18th to explore the seabed for the [...]

2019-08-15T10:20:21-04:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Omantel Supports Google, OSA Foundation Subsea Fiber School

Omantel Supports Google and OSA Foundation’s Subsea Optical Fiber Communications School Omantel Press Release August 7, 2019 Muscat, Sultanate of Oman – Omantel, a global player in the integrated telecommunications market, is a key supporter of the Subsea Optical Fiber Communications 2019 International Summer School, presented by Google and the OSA Foundation. It runs until [...]

Google Plans Second Chilean Data Center

Google Plans Second Chilean Data Center By Will Calvert, Data Centre Dynamics July 24, 2019 Environmental assessment filings reveal $200m project Google is planning to build a $200 million data center campus in Santiago, Chile - the company’s second in the both the country and Latin America. The cloud giant has submitted a filing to [...]

2019-07-24T11:16:36-04:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Data Centers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Equiano Subsea Cable to Be Landed on St Helena

Subsea Cable to Be Landed on St Helena St Helena Government Press Release July 19, 2019 St Helena Government (SHG) is pleased to announce that it has issued a letter of intent to connect St Helena to the Equiano subsea cable project. This will provide the first fibre optic connectivity from St Helena to the [...]

2019-07-19T12:26:37-04:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Seacom in Talks With Google Over Equiano Cable

Seacom in Talks With Google Over Equiano Cable By Duncan McLeod, Tech Central July 17, 2019 Seacom CEO Byron Clatterbuck said on Wednesday that the company, which built the first subsea broadband cable along Africa’s east coast 10 years ago, is interested in acquiring capacity in Google’s new, high-capacity Equiano cable along the west coast [...]

Google to Extend Brazil – Uruguay Cable to Argentina

Google to Extend Brazil-Uruguay Subsea Cable to Argentina By Telecompaper July 1, 2019 Google Argentina announced that the Tannat trans-Atlantic undersea cable connecting Brazil and Uruguay will be extended from Maldonado in Uruguay to the nearby coastal city of Las Toninas in the Buenos Aires province. The new landing point is located at the mouth Rio [...]

2019-07-03T02:25:24-04:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , |

Google Announces Equiano Cable Linking Africa, Europe

Google Announces Equiano Cable Linking Africa and Europe By Peter Judge, Data Centre Dynamics June 28, 2019 Google has announced a new private submarine cable between Africa and Europe. Equiano will initially link Portugal to South Africa, with branches planned in Nigeria and potentially other African countries. Due to be in operation by 2021 and [...]

2019-06-28T11:05:15-04:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Google’s Indigo Undersea Cable Now Live

Google’s Indigo Undersea Cable Connecting Southeast Asia Now Live By Abner Li, 9t05Google May 29, 2019 Over the past several years, Google Cloud has rapidly expanded its global infrastructure with new Cloud regions for enterprise customers and undersea fiber cables. The company announced today that the INDIGO undersea cable connecting Australia and Singapore is now [...]