Monthly Archives: November 2015

Google Fiber is coming to San Jose, Yes?

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A recent article suggested that Google has all but officially and finally announced its installing fiber in San Jose, noting Google has applied for permits to build only two “fiber huts” to house its fiber cables. When asked to go public with the relationship, spokeswoman Kelly Mason wrote:

“Obtaining fiber hut permits is an important step in our exploration process, and brings us closer to a decision on bringing Google Fiber to San Jose. We continue to make great progress working alongside city leaders, and hope to share an update soon.”

It’s not obvious, given what information the company has revealed, what promise of profit there is for Google with this initiative, but that may not be the point.

“Google’s business is all about eyeballs on the Internet, The faster the network connections are the more applications that are developed for the Internet, the more they can sell advertising and monetize those eyeballs. It means the more the internet s expanded the more google will be used world.

The promise of these faster networks is not really about applications that we think about today, but things that haven’t been thought of yet.

8 Things you need to know about Submarine cables

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Undersea fiber optic cables are carrying all transoceanic Internet data today, advancing from satellites which have been highly preferred in the past. Google and few other telecommunication giants are investing huge amount on undersea networking, connecting U.S. and Japan with 9,000 KM fiber optic cable and the operation is due to start in the coming year.

The undersea network is schedule to carry 60 terabits per second, that’s almost 10 million times quicker than standard cable.

We looked around the web to collect some fascinating facts about undersea cables.

  • About 99 percent of internet data is sent through submarine cables. The network of 300 cables connect the world, although some remote areas and islands are still depended on satellite systems.
  • Despite sharks have been blamed so many times to disrupt undersea cables, but there is very little evidence sharks breaking down internet. Instead, anchors and fishing is a major cause of damages.
  • Submarine cables witness the pressure of 8 km water on them. That is equivalent to put an elephant on your thumb.
  • The undersea optical fibers are as thin as human hair, made of highly purified glass. The light along the path is guided by the phenomenon of internal reflection.
  • The company supplying cables for FASTER, undersea cable planned to connected U.S and Japan, used a jelly compound to keep water out in case of damage. Later on, it enclosed the fibre in a steel tube to protect from water pressure, then steel wire to give it strength, then copper tube to put wires together and then final layer of polythene to produce resistance against water.
  • Undersea cables can transmit data of up to 80 tera bits per seconds.
  • The longest submarine cable is of 39,000 kilometers. The ‘SEA-ME-WE 3’ network is the longest in the world, connects four continents and 33 countries. Originating from Western Europe to East Asia and Australia.

Submarine cables closer to shore are armored. OCC, manufacturing company of networking cables, produces single armor and double armor, to protect them from corrosion, sticking and to enhance strength.