Google is investing in a undersea fiber-optic cable project, that is part of a plan to build a network connectivity around the world. This project, called Indigo, will connect Jakarta, Singapore, Perth and Sydney to one another, will run for approximately 9,000 kilometers and provide of roughly 18T bits per second. Indigo’s being built to bring users more connectivity in a region that has growing internet needs.
Google has now invested in five submarine cables in the Asia-Pacific region and seven overall, and Google expects Indigo be finished by the middle of 2019. Google will be able to expands Indigo’s capacity with future technology to keep up with growing needs.
Indigo will be long roughly 9,000 kilometers, it is so long because of the curving path it needs to take to connect the four cities along its length.
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