Facebook and Google announced that they will implement 2 new underwater internet cable projects between the USA and Southeast Asia in order to increase internet speed and security.
In the statement made by Facebook, 2 new submarine cable projects of great importance to connect Singapore, Indonesia and North America were announced.
In the statement, which stated that the projects in question are subject to legal approval, it was stated that the cables to be laid between the Asia-Pacific region and North America will increase the internet capacity.
In the statement, it was stated that the cables called “Echo” and “Bifrost” will be the first transpasific cables and will increase the overall transpasific capacity by 70 percent.
In the statement made by Google, it was stated that the company will invest in the “Echo” project. In the statement, it was stated that the cable in question will reduce latency for users connecting to applications running Google Cloud Platform in the region.
In the statement, which pointed out that such infrastructure investments may have significant effects on regional economic activity, it was noted that the “Echo” cable is expected to be ready for service in 2023.
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