Google’s Newest Cable: Nuvem

September 26th, 2023 by · Leave a Comment

Yesterday Google unveiled yet another subsea cable project. The new cable will be named Nuvem, which is apparently Portuguese for ‘cloud’, and will connect Portugal with South Carolina. Along the way it will stop in Bermuda, which has not gotten a whole lot of subsea fiber love over the years.

It is the latest move to cross the Atlantic on a more southerly route between Europe and North America. Presumably the landing station will be at the new Myrtle Beach facility that DC Blox has been building and where Google’s Firmina cable landed earlier this year. On the Portuguese side I’m going to guess they land at Sesimbra near Lisbon, where Google’s new Equiano cable lands, although they could go to Sines with EllaLink I suppose.

If all goes as planned, which does seem to happen a lot when Google is self-funding subsea cables, Nuvem will be ready for service in 2026. Other details, such as the design capacity and other participants in the project, were not disclosed. But there’s plenty of time for that.

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