Google, Facebook Team Up for Apricot

August 16th, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

Two tech giants have unveiled plans for their latest subsea infrastructure project. Google and Facebook yesterday announced their participation in Apricot, a new cable connecting key markets in the APAC region.

As currently envisioned, Apricot will connect Japan with Singapore, hooking up Taiwan, Guam, the Phillippines, and Indonesia along the way. The new cable will complement the previously announced Echo and Bifrost cable systems, which one or both are working on in parallel.  Each of those will offer big bandwidth between North America and Singapore with a stop in Guam.

The new cable’s initial design capacity will be as much as 190Tbps, empowering next generation technologies across the region. If all goes as currently planned, the RFS date for Apricot would be sometime in 2024.

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