Facebook and Microsoft both Companies Announce Plan to Lay Trans-Atlantic Undersea Data Cable – CWEB


CWEB.com – The 4,100-mile-long MAREA cable is designed to carry 160 terabits per second of data between Virginia and Bilbao, Spain, with completion set for October 2017, the two companies said Thursday.

Dubbed MAREA—Spanish for “tide”—this giant underwater cable will stretch from Virginia to Bilbao, Spain, shuttling digital data across 6,600 kilometers of ocean. Providing up to 160 terabits per second of bandwidth—about 16 million times the bandwidth of your home Internet connection—it will allow the two tech titans to more efficiently move enormous amounts of information between the many computer data centers and network hubs that underpin their popular online services.

Nearly 16 decades later we have Facebook and Microsoft collaborating on the newest underwater cables.

The speed is huge: 160 Tbps (terabits per second). That’s 160 million Mbps (megabits per second). What does that really mean? Gmail’s attachment limit is 25mbps – some of us have complex spreadsheets that size and larger. In one second, 6.4 million attachments of that size could fly through that cable. That’s in one second!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWbsW7rnlq4]


Get a chance to Win a Free Movie or a Concert Ticket When You Vote For the Celebrity or Movie We Review on CWEB.com

Follow us on Google news for more updates and News


This content is being provided to you for informational purposes only. The content has been prepared by third parties not affiliated with CWEB Inc, a business. This content and any information contained therein, does not constitute a recommendation by CWEB to buy, sell or hold any security, financial product or instrument referenced in the content. This information neither is, nor should be construed as an offer, or a solicitation of an offer, to buy or sell securities by CWEB Inc. CWEB Inc. does not offer or provide any opinion regarding the nature, potential, value, suitability or profitability of any particular investment or investment strategy, and you shall be fully responsible for any investment decisions you make, and such decisions will be based solely on your evaluation of your financial circumstances, investment objectives, risk tolerance, and liquidity needs.

Unless stated otherwise, the web content provided by the CWEB family of companies is for educational purposes only. The information and tools provided neither are, nor should be construed, as an offer, or a solicitation of an offer, to buy or sell securities by CWEB Inc. or its affiliates. Unless stated otherwise, no information presented constitutes a recommendation by CWEB Inc. or its affiliates to buy, sell or hold any security, financial product or instrument discussed therein or to engage in any specific investment strategy.

Full Disclaimer

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.