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Google Further Expanding the Undersea Communications Cable System

Following last year's report on the Unity trans-Pacific submarine cable project, research company, TeleGeography reports today that "Google is working with a consortium of carriers planning to build an intra-Asian submarine cable system. The new cable, dubbed the Southeast Asia Japan Cable (SJC), would link Unity's landing station in Japan to Guam, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore." Report further indicates that the work is still in the planning phase. 'Given the current flurry of undersea cables under construction, the SJC cable will probably not be ready for service until 2011 at the earliest,' said TeleGeography analyst Alan Mauldin.

With a few exceptions, SJC consortium and Unity are reported to have the same members which include Google, Bharti, SingTel, KDDI and Global Transit.

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"With a few exceptions, SJC consortium and jeroen  –  Aug 26, 2008 10:04 AM PDT

"With a few exceptions, SJC consortium and Unity are reported to have the same members which include Google, Bharti, SingTel, KDDI and Global Transit."

Thus clearly not only Google. People do hopefully realize that the other players are big transit and generic telco providers, next to that, finally good that they get more fiber in that area, I do hope that they hook up Australia and New Zealand quite a bit better too though.

Nice headline though ;)

South African undersea cable Alan Levin  –  Aug 27, 2008 12:12 AM PDT

I've heard rumours that Google are also planning an undersea cable to South Africa… All this sounds very good to me.

You mean that rumor that they are jeroen  –  Aug 27, 2008 12:46 AM PDT

You mean that rumor that they are building an IX, another shared coop with other companies.

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