Google to build private intercontinental undersea cable

Google announced that it will commission three new undersea cables in 2019. The Havfrue cable will connect US, Ireland and Denmark. The HK-G cable will connect Hong Kong and Guam. The Curie cable will connect US and Chile. While the first two undersea links will be built by joint consortia, the Curie link will be Google’s solo endeavour. ‘With Curie, we become the first major non-telecom company to build a private intercontinental cable‘, informs Google.