Underwater datacenters open up shop before the end of the year
Subsea Cloud is constructing an underwater datacenter near the coast of Washington. Seawater naturally cools servers and reduces water and chemical consumption. Subsea Cloud's first commercial underwater datacenter is expected to open up shop before the end of the year.
The seafloor is enormous... Read more
Linking China to Europe and Africa, Huawei undersea cable ends in Kenya
An undersea cable worth $425 million connecting China to Europe and Africa, representing Huawei Technologies as a shareholder, finally arrived in Kenya.
The 9,320 miles (15,000 km) cable, dubbed the Peace cable, is an essential part of what China calls its Digital Silk Road initiative. This init... Read more
‘Big tech conquers internet infrastructure, wipes out telco providers’
According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft, Meta, Amazon and Alphabet (parent company Google) have captured the submarine cable market. Before 2012, the organizations used less than 10 percent of all submarine cables worldwide. Today, their share peaks at 66 percent.
Countries on the Pacifi... Read more
NEC contracted to build Facebook’s US-EU subsea cable
Many tech giants, it appears, are betting big on subsea cables. Facebook is the latest of the tech giants to commission the building of an ultra-high-performance fiber-optic cable connecting the US and Europe.
The social media company contracted NEC to install its cable, which will join the 1.2 ... Read more
Google’s new subsea cable between the US and Europe is now live
Today, in partnership with SubCom, Google announced that its privately owned Dunant subsea cable between Virginia Beach, Virginia and Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez on the French Atlantic Coast is now operational.
The project was first announced in the middle of 2018 and was nam... Read more