Google extends infrastructure reach

Written by Mark Evans

Google Cloud has spent $30 billion improving its infrastructure over three years, and will open its Netherlands and Montreal cloud platform regions in the first quarter of 2018, followed by Los Angeles, Finland, and Hong Kong.

To help boost connection, the company is also planning to commission three subsea cables: Curie, a private cable connecting Chile to Los Angeles; Havfrue, a consortium cable connecting the US to Denmark and Ireland; and the Hong Kong-Guam Cable system (HK-G), a consortium cable interconnecting major subsea communication hubs in Asia in 2019.

The company estimates that its services already carry a quarter of all internet traffic, and the future investment will bring the number of cables Google has direct investment in to 11, including those planned or under construction.

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