Google’s Grace Hopper Cable to Connect from the US to the UK and Spain through the Telxius Infrastructure
By Telxius Press Release
Madrid – December 16, 2020
Telxius, the leading neutral telecommunications infrastructure operator with an extensive portfolio of towers and submarine cable, has announced today the company will provide landing and colocation services for Google’s new subsea cable, Grace Hopper. The cable will connect the US to Spain and the UK once completed in 2022. This new expanded collaboration between Telxius and Google will allow Google to connect the new cable to the Telxius Cable Landing Station (CLS) in Sopelana, Spain, and leverage the rich interconnection and advanced transmission capabilities of the nearby Derio Communications Hub.
“After several successful collaborations on Google’s subsea cables, such as Dunant, Junior and Tannat cables connecting South America, North America and Europe, we are thrilled to be undertaking this new expanded project with the team at Google,” says Enrique Valdés, VP of Sales, Telxius, Northern Region, Cable Business. “At Derio, Google along with its customers and users will have access to top quality IP, capacity and colocation services and will be uniquely positioned to connect to the rest of Europe and beyond.”
Google users and Google Cloud customers will indirectly benefit from Derio Communications Hub, a carrier neutral purpose-built infrastructure that has been designed to ensure that every hyperscaler, cloud and/or content provider benefits from its cutting-edge colocation services and its high interconnection capacity, being able to connect securely and dynamically into other markets.
Furthermore, the Derio facility is a 100% renewable energy building with free cooling, featuring Tier III specifications and offering up to 4 MW of power.
Telxius is a leading neutral telecommunications infrastructure operator with an extensive tower and submarine cable portfolio. It has more than 33,000 sites including the commitment of 2,400 sites to be deployed in Germany. The sites are located in Europe and Latin America: approximately 80% in Spain and Germany, and 20% in Brazil, Peru, Chile and Argentina. Moreover, Telxius operates an international high-capacity fiber optic submarine cable network, to reach 100,000 km in 2021, with two of the largest capacity systems in the world, MAREA and BRUSA. Telxius provides flexible solutions, contributes to creating collaboration agreements in the sector and facilitates global communications to businesses. For more information, please visit www.telxius.com.\
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