Facebook, Google unveil Asia-Pacific data cable plans

Washington (AFP) – Google and Facebook have unveiled plans for two new undersea data cables linking North America and the Asia-Pacific region, weeks after halting one destined for Hong Kong. Facebook said on Sunday it would be investing with partners on the subsea cables known as Echo and Bifrost to connect Singapore, Indonesia and North America, which would increase overall transpacific capacity by 70 percent.  “Around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has increased the need for reliable internet access,” Facebook said on its engineering blog on Sunday. “Echo and Bifrost will support further g…

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