New cable connected the USA with Spain.
Microsoft and Facebook have paved the transatlantic Internet cable Marea, which is the most powerful underwater cable crossing the Atlantic. This was reported to Microsoft.
It is noted that its capacity is 160 terabits of data per second. This is 16 million times more than the average speed a normal home Internet line.
The new super-fast Internet cable connected between Bilbao (Spain) and Virginia beach (USA).
It is planned to start operation early next year and will be able to take a significant amount of traffic between the two continents.
The main part of Internet traffic now passes through the cables crossing the bottom of the oceans and connects continents. Failure of this network can be critical for communication between countries.
For example, in 2012, hurricane sandy damaged most of the cables, in the end the Internet connection between North America and Europe was absent for several hours.
It is for increased fault tolerance and more reliable connections Marea was located considerably South of other transatlantic cables, the report says.
It is more than 3 km, its length is more than 6.6 thousand km and mass of about 4.65 tons. The project started in 2016.
Endpoint Marea in Bilbao provides convenient access to the network hubs in Africa, the middle East and Asia.
According to a study by Brookings that by 2020 Internet will have 5 billion people – almost twice more than now.