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Google to connects Africa and Europe with “Equiano” submarine internet cable

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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

Google announced its intention to operate its third submarine internet cable “Equiano”, which will link Europe and Africa, where one of the ends of this cable will be in Portugal, while the cable will pass through Morocco, and then will extend along the African coast to South Africa, with stops in other countries.

The cable will carry the name Equiano, and the Portuguese-South African part of the cable will be operated in 2021, while the cable is named after the writer and abolitionist Oududah Equiano, born in Nigeria – which is likely to serve as a gateway to communication to extend the cable.

Google has invested $ 47 billion over the past three years to strengthen its technology infrastructure

Google has revealed that it has invested $ 47 billion over the past three years to strengthen its technology infrastructure, while Equiano is the 14th cable in which Google has a stake in general, and the third private cable company, the first cable, In April and runs between Chile and Los Angeles.

The other cable, Donant, will connect France and the United States and will be connected to the Internet next year.

Donant, will connect France and the United States and will be connected to the Internet next year

The cable is vital for connectivity because it transmits about 99% of the planet’s data traffic, but the Equiano cable, which will be installed by Alcatel Submarine Networks, differs slightly from one another.

According to Google, where Equiano will be the first underwater cable to integrate the optical switch on the optical fiber level, rather than the traditional wavelength-switching approach.

Google also claimed it would have a network capacity about 20 times greater than the last cable designed to serve the region.

Earlier, Google has announced that the Chrome subscribers reached 5 billion after the new updates.

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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

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