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Google confirms participation in Unity cable build

Posted on 07.03.2008 - 10:00 UTC in SUBSEA TELECOMS NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links

Google confirms participation in Unity cable buildGoogle will combine with SingTel, Bharti, Globe Transit and Pacnet to build the mooted Unity cable, connecting Japan to the United States.

The $US300 million system was revealed by SingTel and Pacnet this morning. The 7.68 terabit cable is expected to be ready for service in 1Q 2010.

NEC and Tyco will build the cable while Pacnet will be the largest investor with two of the five fiber pairs. Pacnet appears to have effectively rolled its EAC Pacific plan into the project.

CommsDay first revealed the Google cable project in September last year: http://www.commsday.com/node/186

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