Underwater communication new generation cable was put into operation

Hundreds of submarine communications cable connects all the continents of the world except Antarctica. They provide smooth transfer of huge amounts of data from the servers of popular services and websites in Member apartments in different parts of the world. Until recently, the most powerful submarine cable systems are considered "Apollo", linking the North America and Europe. But soon this may change, as Microsoft and Facebook have created and even put into operation a completely new generation of submarine communications cable.

Underwater communication new generation cable was put into operation

For the first time a new generation of cable, known as Marine, was presented to the public as early as last year. As the creators claim it can provide simultaneous translation of 71 million videos in HD-quality. According to the draft, this cable will have to join the American Virginia Beach with the Spanish city of Bilbao. At the moment, all installation work has been completed, and it is fully put into operation, crossing the Atlantic Ocean at a depth of over 5,000 meters. The cable length is 6600 km, and the total weight - up to 4, 6 million kilograms.

Underwater communication new generation cable was put into operation

cable "Apollo" The capacity is 3, 2 terabits per second. In this regard, Marine udelyvaet it in full, because it transmits information at a rate of 160 terabits per second. It is about 16 million times faster than the average home internet connection. Attachment of large companies such as Microsoft and Facebook, in a new generation of cable is quite justified, because, according to forecasts, by 2025 the consumption of Internet traffic will grow to eight times. Microsoft via Marine strives to improve the quality of the Office 365 service, Skype and Xbox Live, while Facebook is interested in the development of VR-technology by streaming the corresponding content.