Google At 7.68 Terabits Per Second
Search giant finalizes plan for Pacific fiber run
The recent quakes in Taiwan
highlighted a lack of redundancy in the Pacific, where fiber runs have about half the capacity found across the Atlantic. A number of companies are planning to rectify that -- including Verizon, who is working with a number of companies to run an 11,000 mile, five terabits per second (Tbps) cable
from the United States (Oregon) directly to mainland China, Taiwan and South Korea.
Google is also laying Pacific fiber as part of a consortium named Unity, formed alongside six international companies. The coalition is building a 6,200 mile, 7.68Tbps capable fiber run from Los Angeles to Chikura, located off the coast near Tokyo. Google today announced
they finalized the deal on the $300 million project. According to the press release Trans-pacific bandwidth demand continues to surge:
According to the TeleGeography Global Bandwidth Report, 2007, TransPacific bandwidth demand has grown at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 63.7 percent between 2002 and 2007. It is expected to continue to grow strongly from 2008 to 2013, with total demand for capacity doubling roughly every two years. "The Unity cable system allows the members of the consortium to provide the increased capacity needed as more applications and services migrate online, giving users faster and more reliable connectivity, said Unity spokesperson Jayne Stowell.
It's obviously a nice deal for Google, given the content operator gets access to bandwidth at build cost. NEC Corporation and Tyco Telecommunications will build the fiber run starting immediately, and it should be completed by 2010, assuming that the undersea cable cutting bogeyman
leaves them alone.
WOW 6200 miles of fiber you can lay and have it running in less than two years nice.
Re: WOW yea, if only we can get verizon to layout FIOS like that
| |PhilRojo SolPremium
Downers Grove, IL
Just ordered for the house... ...but of course there's a 20GB/month cap.
Re: Just ordered for the house... Don't forget about the traffic shaping that will come with it.
I wonder.... I wonder exactly *how* they will accomplish this, what with the depths found in the pacific ocean, 100+ ton whales, enormous pressure found at such depths, man-eating sharks, electric eels, etc. etc. It almost makes me wanna book passage to watch this in action. As for bandwidth caps, yep, legend has it that there is a 60 gb/month upload cap on this wire....
Re: I wonder.... They already have cables running like this you know. And Whales won't go to the bottom to mess with some cable, and I'm pretty sure pressure doesn't effect cables either.
Monster Cable That is some super heavy duty cable there. I like the one on the right with the multiple layers of shielding that looks like my grounds in the circuit breaker panel. I wonder if this is going to cause a grounding loop from USA to Japan... hahaha.
Re: Monster Cable It would be nice to have something in the pic to provide scale. Any one know the diameter of that stuff?
James Creek, PA
Re: Monster Cable Underseas cables average about 3 inches in diameter when they are fiber...
West Point, GA
| The inside conduit that actually holds the fiber is probably about the size of a pencil. I'd say that one on the right with three layers of armor is about 1.5" in diameter. What I'm curious about is why they didn't run more strands in the conduit, that looks like maybe a dozen strands or so. Sure I know DWDM will let you run multiple wavelengths on each strand and even let you effectively run the transmit and receive on one strand cutting down the need for a pair for each circuit but still that doesn't seem like much.|
Expensive cable That equals $48,387.10 per mile.
| |McLovinChicka chicka yeahPremiumReviews:
Re: Expensive cable What? $300,000,000 divided by (5280*6200) = $9.16/ft.
EDIT: ahhh per mile. My bad.
9.16 was rounded, *5280 = $48,364.80/mile.
Edit2: Which isn't astonishingly more than general zip cord fiber (ie patch cable), which is on average $5.20/ft. So take into account the armoring for that cable, and you have an idea.
Crossing? What about cables that cross each other under the sea? I've seen maps where they cross each other, what if one needed to be pulled up?
said by insomx:well i think it would only need to be pulled up to be spliced/repaired, which means that the cable is in two pieces which shouldn't be a problem
What about cables that cross each other under the sea? I've seen maps where they cross each other, what if one needed to be pulled up?
| |nixenRockin' the BoxenPremium
Youtube Can Get Knocked off the Air Even Quicker! So, Google's gonna hook up to China with faster links so that the next time Pakistan (or whoever) wants to propagate bad routes, it will happen even faster?
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. -- Bertrand Russell
| |Its a SecretPlease speak into the microphonePremium
Da wet coast
w00t! I wanna know where I get a card to handle this BW after I hack into this bad boy...
| |intellerSociopaths always win.
don't forget to include the network jack for... the undersea cable tapping US subs.
Re: don't forget to include the network jack for...
"the undersea cable tapping US subs."
Since it originates in Oregon, they tap it there, not under the sea.
I have always assumed everything on the internet was recorded by someone, somewhere. This may not always be true for all data but I operate as if it is. Furthermore, everything sent encrypted might be recorded for decryption someday.