Google to build new subsea cable connecting Chile with Australia, via French Polynesia

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Google Inc. has joined Desarrollo País of Chile and the Office of Posts and Telecommunications of French Polynesia (OPT) to announce Humboldt, a 14,800 km subsea cable route linking Chile, French Polynesia, and Australia that directly connects South America and Asia-Pacific.

Humboldt is set to become part of various infrastructure initiatives, contributing to the powering of Google services through projects like the Google data center in Quilicura. It will also support the Google Cloud region in Santiago, catering to customers across Latin America. Additionally, it will play a role in the terrestrial connectivity across the Andes between Chile and Argentina and the Curie subsea cable, which links Chile, Panama, and the West Coast of the USA. Google has partnered with Desarrollo País in Chile and the Office des postes et télécommunications de Polynésie française (OPT) to lay this extensive 9,200-mile (14,800 km) cable. 


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