Google to Construct Undersea Cable Firmina to Join Latin America and the US

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 Alphabet’s Google mentioned on Wednesday it was constructing an undersea cable that may join the USA, Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina, to bolster Web connection capability between these areas.

The cable, known as Firmina, would be the longest cable on the planet, Google mentioned in a weblog submit, including that it’ll run from the East Coast of the USA to Las Toninas, Argentina, with further landings in Praia Grande, Brazil, and Punta del Este, Uruguay.

“Firmina will enhance entry to Google companies for customers in South America. With 12 fibre pairs, the cable will carry visitors rapidly and securely between North and South America, giving customers quick, low-latency entry to Google merchandise comparable to Search, Gmail, and YouTube, in addition to Google Cloud companies,” Google mentioned.

The announcement additionally comes amid a surge in demand for Web and cloud companies because the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed extra work, purchasing and leisure on-line.

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