18 April 2021
Facebook and Google will connect two continents

Facebook and Google will connect two continents


İnternethas become an indispensable part of our lives with the effect of the pandemic. Companies that take advantage of this infrastructures continues to invest.

Facebook In a statement today, to increase internet connectivity capacity between continents; Google with In Singapore, Indonesia and North America announced that they came together in a joint project with telecommunications companies.

Facebook and Google will lay fiber cables under the sea

North Americais the fourth most populous country in the world IndonesiaDirectly connecting to some major regions of first internet line project will increase the connection speed for neighboring countries.

Facebook Network Investments Vice President Kevin told Reuters: “These cables, called Echo and Bifrost, cross the Java Sea in a different route; “They will be the first two cables, and they will increase the total underwater internet capacity by about 70% in the Pacific.” used the expressions.

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Internet cable running under the sea

Reuters’a In the other statement; “Echo Alphabet’s Google and Indonesian telecommunications company with its line; Will be jointly built with XL Axiata and To 2023 We hope it will be completed by far. Indonesiajointly made with Telin, a subsidiary of Telkom, and Keppel, a Singaporean group of companies. Bifrost line too, To 2024 is expected to be completed until. ” statements were included.

Indonesian Internet Providers Association According to a survey conducted by the company in 2020; Of indonesia 270 million 73 percent of its population is online; the majority of them access the internet via mobile data and 10 per cent’Fewer than those using a broadband connection. There is no internet access in other parts of the country.

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World underwater internet cable network

Last year Facebook, public Wi-Fi to develop connection points; in twenty cities in Indonesia in addition to a previous agreement 3.000 km (1,8641 miles) he said he would lay fiber lines.

In addition to Facebook’s Southeast Asian cables; Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) and wider globally, including in Asia; It is stated that it is continuing its underwater internet line plans.


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