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Facebook, Microsoft join hands to build Undersea Internet Cable

Facebook, Microsoft join hands to build Undersea Internet Cable

New Delhi: Technology Goliath Microsoft alongside social networking site Facebook have decided to come together to fabricate a fast web link over the base of the Atlantic Ocean.

In order to meet growing demand by tech organizations, clients for quick and solid information associations, a new, sub-sea “MAREA” cable was expected to be completed by late 2017

“As the world is logically moving toward a future based on cloud computing, Microsoft continues to invest in our cloud infrastructure to meet current and future growing global demand for our more than 200 cloud services, ” Microsoft data center strategy general manager Christian Belady said in a release.

MAREA will be the highest-capacity sub-sea cable ever crossing the Atlantic, with an expected capacity of some 160 terabytes per second of data, according to the companies.

The 6,600 km cable system will also be the first connecting the United States and southern Europe, running from Northern Virginia to Spain, Bilbao, Microsoft and Facebook said.

From Spain, the data network will link to hubs in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and other parts of Europe, according to the companies.

Microsoft and FB said that they are working with universal communications company Telxius, owned by Telefonica, on the cable project.

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