Google has announced it’s backing a new $300 million high speed internet trans-pacific cable system between the US and Japan.
A consortium of six global companies announced they have signed agreements to build the cable system known as ‘FASTER’.
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The companies include Google, China Mobile International, China Telecom Global, Global Transit, KDDI and SingTel.
In order to address the intense traffic demands for broadband, mobile applications, content and enterprise data exchange on the Trans-Pacific route, FASTER will feature the latest high-quality 6- fibre-pair cable and optical transmission technologies, with an initial design capacity of 60Tb/s.
It will connect to neighbouring cable systems, extending capacity beyond Japan to other Asian locations.
Construction will begin immediately and the system is hoped to be ready for service during the second quarter of 2016.
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