Grace Hopper, Google’s submarine cable that will connect the United States with the United Kingdom and Spain, has arrived in Bilbao. The company has announced that the cable is installed on Sopelana beach (Bilbao) and will be connected in collaboration with Telefónica. This aims to “improve the network that provides Google products and services, such as Google Cloud, to telecommunications providers.”
Specifically, Google’s submarine cable has 16 pairs of fibers and includes a fiber switching technology, which makes sure to send data without slowdowns or outages. The submarine cable will increase the speed and flexibility of the network. This will improve Google’s services focused on the business landscape and much of the telecommunications infrastructure across Europe.
The submarine cable will run more than 6,000 kilometers of ocean between New York, the United Kingdom and Bilbao, where the installation started this morning with the help of Telxius, Telefónica’s infrastructure division. It won’t be until 2022 when the cable goes live.
Google’s submarine cable name pays tribute to Grace murray hopperAmerican military and computer scientist who invented the first compiler to translate the programming language and helped in the development of COBOL, one of the first and most advanced programming languages based on English.
Google’s submarine cable, a breakthrough in its digital transformation project
Grace Hopper submarine cabling is also the first financed by Google to arrive in Spain. It is part of a digital transformation project, which also includes the opening of a Google Cloud facility in Madrid. Again, in collaboration with Telefónica. The goal is to offer low latency and better performance to Google Cloud customers in Spain. Counting, in addition, with all the security and data protection standards.
Google Cloud Platform is about Google’s service that offers IT solutions for companies and professionals, which in turn, allow you to offer better resources to your customers. Recently, Google started a collaboration with Spacex to bring your cloud computing service to companies and professionals located anywhere in the world, thanks to the StarLink broadband connection.