Facebook and Google revealed plans of internet cable which connects Singapore, Guam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Japan and Indonesia. The project was unveiled by the US organizations, Nico Roehrich, Facebook engineering manager said, "Will deliver much-needed internet capacity, redundancy, and reliability to expand connections in the Asia-Pacific region."
Roehrich added that they are working on apricot cable to extend network and infrastructure across the world to best serve over 3.5 billion people globally that use the services each month. "The Echo and Apricot cables are complementary submarine systems that will offer benefits with multiple paths in and out of Asia, including unique routes through southern Asia, ensuring a significantly higher degree of resilience for Google Cloud and digital services," said Google Cloud vice president Bikash Koley.
Koley also mentioned that both Echo and Apricot will offer businesses and startups in Asia with less delay and more bandwidth and elevated toughness in the connectivity between Southeast Asia, North Asia and the United States
Considering the ongoing tensions between the United States and China, Google and Facebook paused working on undersea cable that connects California and Hong Kong.
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