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Google to build trans-Pacific cable


This from TeleGeography:

On September 21, 2007, Communications Day reported that Google is heading up a consortium of telecom companies that is working on a trans-Pacific undersea cable, called “Unity.” Google is joining a crowded field of telecom companies seeking to build new cables across the Pacific.

Trans-Pacific bandwidth demand has soared in recent years, due to the rapid growth of the Internet. New data from TeleGeography’s Global Internet Geography research service show that trans-Pacific Internet traffic increased 41 percent between mid-2006 and mid-2007.

Hey, if you’re going to handle the world’s information, and that information includes voice, pictures, video, not to mention all the other garbage we produce, you need some thick pipes (and powerful servers).


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