Unity (submarine cable)
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On 26 February 2008 Google and five telecommunications operators (Bharti Airtel, Global Transit, KDDI, Pacnet, and SingTel) said in a joint statement that the 6,200-mile undersea fiber-optic cable, connecting the United States to Japan, will cost $300 million.  The cable will have 5 fiber pairs, each with a capacity of 960 Gbit/s, and will be expandable to 8. This will give the cable a total capability of 7.68 Tbit/s.
The cable landing points are:
December 2009 - The cable has now been laid and joined. At present it is in the testing stage, and is scheduled to go into service sometime in the first three months of 2010.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Grahame Lynch "Google plans new undersea "Unity" cable across Pacific." CommsDay.com. September 21, 2007. Retrieved on September 21, 2007.
- ↑ "Google, SingTel, and others to build submarine cable". 2008-02-26. http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1035_22-189651.html. Retrieved 2008-08-28.
- ↑ "Global Consortium to Construct New Cable System Linking US and Japan to Meet Increasing Bandwidth Demands". 2008-02-26. http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/pressrel/20080225_newcablesystem.html. Retrieved 2008-08-28.
- ↑ "Tyco Telecommunications and NEC Begin Construction of Unity Cable System". 2008-06-24. http://www.nec.com/global/prod/nw/submarine/news/2008/20080624.html. Retrieved 2008-08-28.
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