Google and FASTER, a consortium of six international companies recently announced the world’s fastest fiber optic undersea cable, which connects the United States and Japan were complete and it will provide 10Tbps of the cable’s total 60Tbps bandwidth.
Today Google announced that it was building a new high-speed undersea cable that links Japan to Taiwan is now live.
Google’s largest data center in Asia located in Changhua County, Taiwan, will provide access to its tools and services to Google’s millions of users across Asia, at speed of 26Tbps.
Google said that new FASTER cable has enough bandwidth to support every person in Taiwan sending a selfie to a friend in Japan in every 15 seconds. That will be total 138 billion selfies per day.
Regarding the new FASTER cable, Google on the official blog, said:
You may not notice right away, but this new cable should help Google products and services load more quickly across the region. It should also improve the reliability and consistency of this speedier experience since the cable was strategically built outside of tsunami zones to help prevent network outages related to natural disasters.
Such high-speed internet will help users in Asia access Google’s services especially YouTube faster.