Google and Facebook have disclosed plans to position new internet cable undersea and that would be linking Japan, the Philippines, Guam, Singapore, Indonesia and Taiwan.
The companies revealed the project tagged Apricot would be covering about 7,500 miles and will start activities in the year 2024 is to be controlled according to attempts to see to its regulation.
The engineering manager of Facebook, Nico Roehrich, mentioned that this provincial project will be delivering just as much internet reliability and capacity that would be enough to widen connections in the Asia-Pacific expansions.
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He further explained that the undersea cable is one of the ensuing attempts to broaden how far infrastructures built for global networks can do much better at serving more than 3.5 billion people in the world who use Google and Facebook.
In the early parts of this year, Facebook and Google had affirmed another cable connection tagged Echo connecting Singapore, Indonesia, the US and Guam.
According to Bikash Koley, Google Cloud vice president, both Echo and Apricot are cables located within the submarine system and are meant to serve complimentary purposes by offering varying paths out and into Asia, affirming a large extent of stability for Google Cloud and other digital services.
The two undersea internet cables are meant to aid businesses in Asia as they link North Asia and Southeast Asia and the US.
The two companies had stopped their attempt to plant a cable undersea that would have linked both Hong Kong and California due to a clash between China and the US; hence, in the previous year, the United States department of justice proposed that the undersea cable did not have to necessarily reach China.