Google on Monday introduced a brand new transatlantic subsea cable system to attach Portugal, Bermuda, and the US, because the tech large goals to spice up its web infrastructure.
Referred to as Nuvem and named after the Portuguese phrase for “cloud,” Nuvem will enhance community resiliency throughout the Atlantic, serving to meet rising demand for digital providers.
The brand new cable path will add worldwide route variety and assist the event of knowledge and communications know-how (ICT) infrastructure for the continents and nations concerned, Google mentioned in an announcement.
Nuvem would be the first to attach Bermuda with Europe.
“Bermuda has lengthy been dedicated to the submarine cable market, and we welcome the Nuvem cable to our fast-growing digital Atlantic hub,” mentioned Walter Roban, Bermuda Deputy Premier and Minister of Residence Affairs.
Portugal has equally turn into a port for subsea cables not solely due to its strategic geographic location on the southwest of mainland Europe, but additionally due to the nation’s give attention to bolstering the infrastructure of the digital economic system.
“Google’s funding incorporates our imaginative and prescient for Portugal within the telecom and knowledge sectors: to determine our nation as a thriving connectivity gateway for Europe, fostering strong connections with different continents,” mentioned Joao Galamba, Portugal Minister of Infrastructure.
On the US finish, Nuvem will land in South Carolina. The cable’s arrival will additional set up the state as a rising know-how middle, growing connectivity and job diversification, Google mentioned.
Nuvem will comply with within the footsteps of Firmina, which landed in South Carolina earlier this yr and that may in the end join with Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.
Anticipated to be prepared for service in 2026, Nuvem will add capability, enhance reliability, and reduce latency for Google customers and Google Cloud prospects around the globe.