22.8.2021 | Google and Facebook Announced Participation in Subsea Cable System
Google and Facebook has announced their participation in a new subsea cable system for 2024 set to improve internet connectivity across the Asia-Pacific region.
This infrastructure project named Apricot will link Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Guam, Philippines and Indonesia to help serve growing demand for broadband access and 5G wireless connectivity, Facebook said. In March, the company announced two new transpacific subsea cables connecting Singapore to the U.S west coast, Bifrost and Echo, with Google participating in Echo.
The Echo and Apricot cables are complementary submarine systems, Google said in a blog post, and will improve the resilience of Google Cloud and the company’s other digital services. The new fiber-optic link spanning the Asia-Pacific has an initial design capacity of more than 190 terabits per second, according to Facebook.