Microsoft and Facebook want to speed up the Web with a 160 Tbps transatlantic cable


For all our reliance on cellular networks and Wi-Fi, the bulk of the internet is still built on good-old physical cables. As in, giant fiber optic cables that run under the entire Atlantic ocean. Now Microsoft and Facebook have teamed up to build the most powerful transatlantic cable yet. Called MAREA, the cable is estimated to have a capacity of 160 terabytes per second at start, and is designed to be upgradeable as the technology improves.. The 6,600 kilometer cable will be managed and operated by Telxius – a newly minted telecommunications infrastructure company – and runs from Virginia, USA to Bilbao,…

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Microsoft and Facebook want to speed up the Web with a 160 Tbps transatlantic cable
Microsoft and Facebook want to speed up the Web with a 160 Tbps transatlantic cable



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