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Google links US and Europe clouds with transatlantic subsea cable

July 18, 2018 / Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Google is about to embark on building a massive subsea cable spanning the length of the Atlantic Ocean - from the French coast to Virginia Beach in the United States.Claimed to be the first private transatlantic subsea cable, named 'Dunant' after the Nobel Peace Prize winner Henri Dunant, the latest addition to Google's infrastructure network will aim to increase high-bandwidth ability, and create highly secure cloud connections between the US and Europe.Google claims the new connection - which will support the growth of Google Cloud - will also serve its business customers by guaranteeing a degree of connectivity that will help them plan for the future. Explaining the project in a blog post, Google's strategic negotiator, Jayne Stowell, said the decision to build the cable privately, as opposed to purchasing capacity from an existing cable provider or building it through a consortium of partners, took several factors into account, including latency, capacity and guaran...