Microsoft invests in undersea cable

Microsoft announced plans to invest in three undersea cables to help improve connectivity for its data centres in North America. Microsoft is investing in cables in cooperation with Hibernia and Aqua Comms to connect its data centre infrastructure from North America to Ireland and on to the UK.

Hibernia said it was selected by Microsoft to provide connectivity between Halifax, Canada; Ballinspittle, Ireland; and Brean, UK. The route supports connections between several of Microsoft’s data centres via multiple metro and long haul fibres. When completed Hibernia Networks’ Express cable will yield over 10 Tbps per pair.

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Source: Telecompaper

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