Google has announced its newest private subsea cable project, Dunant. The cable will cross the Atlantic Ocean from Virginia Beach in the U.S. to the French Atlantic coast. It is expected to become available in late 2020.
Dunant adds network capacity across the Atlantic, one of the busiest routes on the internet. Google has partnered with undersea communications specialist TE SubCom to design, manufacture and lay the new cable. The new subsea cable will bring well-provisioned, high-bandwidth, low-latency, highly secure cloud connections between the U.S. and Europe.
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Dunant is the second of Google’s private subsea cable projects, the first named Curie after physicist Marie Curie who is remembered for her discovery of radium and polonium, and her huge contribution to the fight against cancer. Dunant is named after Henri Dunant, the first Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Red Cross.
Google has also invested in other new cables including Havfrue, HK-G and JGA-S and pledges to continue to invest in consortium cables in the future.
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