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Trans-Pacific 'Faster' cable to link US, Japan

  • Google, together with five major Asian telecom firms, is building an under-ocean cable to provide extremely fast internet speeds, according to media reports.

    Called 'Faster' and costing around $300m, the fiber cable would be connecting the United States with Japan.

    The cable, with its expected delivery of 60 terabytes every second, will be functional by 2016, the consortium that includes China Telecom, Global Transit, China Mobile, SingTel, and KDDI, said.

    The consortium has described the Faster cable system as the “largest design capacity ever built on the trans-Pacific route.”

    Tagged as: Google, Faster cable, fiber cable, trans-Pacific, China Telecom, Global Transit, China Mobile, SingTel, KDDI, US, Japan, technology news