Google to build a powerful new internet cable from Europe to South Africa

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  • Google has confirmed that it will build a new undersea cable from Portugal to South Africa.
  • The cable will have 20 times more network capacity than the latest undersea cable that links Europe with South Africa.
  • The project should be completed by 2021.

Google will build a new undersea cable from Portugal to South Africa, which promises to bring superfast internet to local shores.

The new cable will use  state-of-the-art infrastructure based on space-division multiplexing (SDM) technology. SDM transmits information along parallel channels.

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