translated from Spanish: Google announces Firmina the submarine cable between the US and South America

United States.- Google the technological giant of products and services related to internet connectivity and other types of electronic devices, announced the creation of Firmina a mega submarine router cable that aims to improve connectivity between the United States and South America.So assured the company based in Mountain View, California through a statement signed by Bikasj Koley , vice president of Global Networks of Google Cloud, who announced the construction of «an open submarine cable» that will extend from «the east coast of the United States to Las Toninas, Argentina», with additional landings in Praia Grande, Brazil, and Punta del Este, Uruguay.
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According to Google, Firmina, will be the longest cable in the world capable of running on a single power source no matter which other power sources are available. Read more: Urban artist sues Vatican for plagiarism of work he used as a hallmark of street artWith the creation of this mega project, Google seeks to ensure reliable connectivity, which so far «is more important than ever.» Google highlighted that the development of Firmina is in response to the strong demand for digital services that improve the lives of families in many ways, and cable will improve secure connectivity between North and South America.» Since people and businesses have come to rely on digital services in many aspects of their lives, Firmina will improve access to Google services for users in South America. With 12 pairs of fiber, the cable will transport traffic quickly and securely between North and South America, giving users fast, low-latency access to Google products like Search, Gmail and YouTube, as well as Google Cloud services,» Google mentions in its official blog. The internet company explained that to ensure the operability of the project it will be essential to ensure the power supply of a single end, since, «with the submarine cables, the data travels like pulses of light within the optical fibers of the cable, which is amplified every 100 km with a high voltage electric current supplied in the landing stations of each country»Since unlike shorter cables that can have of a higher power supply, achieving it with longer cables with a greater number of fibers makes it more difficult. Despite the announcement, so far no further details of the construction process have been released, nor the date on which Firmina is expected to connect the two ends of the American continent.

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