Google has now decided to bring faster services to India and has switched to a high-speed undersea cable for the same reasons. The cable now extends from Oregon in West Coast U.S to all the way to Taipei.
Google’s Yan Tang network resource APAC regional lead said was quoted in a blog post as follows, “With more people coming online every day in Asia than anywhere else in the world, we’ve been working hard to invest in the infrastructure needed to make the Internet work for all of us who live in the region” he further added, “That’s why we’ve built two data centers in the region and have already expanded our facility in Singapore. It’s also why we’re investing in these undersea cables — to make everyone’s computing just a bit faster and to bring people around the world just a bit closer together”
It all started in 2014 when a consortium of companies including Google, China Telecom Global, China Mobile International, Global Transit, KDDI and Singtel decided to chip in for a 9000km transpacific cable system that extends all the way from the U.S west coast to Japan and it was opened up a few months ago. It seems that the same cable will be extended to Taiwan which is currently Google’s largest data centre in Asia.
Companies that bank on connected services are increasing their bet on the infrastructure for the transmission. Google itself has been involved in such projects previously including the pan-Asia SJC system and the upcoming Fiber broadband service in the U.S. Also, the project Fi marks Google’s foray into the MVNO space.