Google to install new submarine cable between the US and South America
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June 10, 2021, 08:40 AM
Firmina is the new submarine cable that Google will build between the United States and Argentina with the aim of improving access to the technology giant’s products.
The 6,000-kilometer-long cable will transport data traffic safely and more agilely between the US and South America.
“The ability to reliably connect is crucial, especially today when we turn to the digital world to work, socialize and learn,” said Bikash Koley, vice president of global networks for Google in 2020, according to CNN en Español. “Thanks to Google’s extensive submarine cable network, it is possible to” share, search, send and receive information around the world at the speed of light, “he added.
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The installation of this underground network is based on the fact that 98 percent of Internet traffic occurs through fiber optic cables and not wirelessly.
Firmina, which will have extensions in Brazil and Uruguay, will improve access to Google services: its search engine, the Gmail email service, access to YouTube video material and cloud storage.
Faster access to Google products and services! 💪
Today we announce a new submarine cable called Firmina, which will connect the United States with Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay to optimize access to our products. 🇦🇷☁️
— Google Argentina (@googleargentina) June 9, 2021
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