Google Announces Nuvem: Undersea Optical Cable for Europe, United States, and Africa Data Corridor

According to reports on September 26, Google has announced a new transatlantic submarine cable system called Nuvem, which will connect Portugal, Bermuda, and the United States.

According to a Google press release, the submarine cable is named “Nuvem,” which means “cloud” in Portuguese. The company states that 95% of the world’s current data flows are transmitted through submarine optical cables.

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The Nuvem cable is expected to increase network resilience across the Atlantic, meet the growing demand for digital services, increase the diversity of international routes, and support the development of related communications technology infrastructure.

Walter Roban, Bermuda’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs welcomed Nuvem Submarine Cables to their rapidly growing digital Atlantic hub.

He expressed Bermuda’s commitment to working with Google on the cable project and establishing wider partnerships to harness the benefits of investment in digital infrastructure.

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Portugal’s Minister of Infrastructure, João Galamba, emphasized that Google’s investment aligns with their vision for Portugal in the telecommunications and data sectors, promoting strong connections with other regions. The Portuguese government considers this investment significant.

The purpose of the Nuvem cable is to enhance data transfer capacity, lower latency, and improve reliability for Google users and cloud customers globally.

It will join Firmina and Equiano in creating vital new data corridors linking North and South America, Europe, and Africa. The cable is anticipated to become operational in 2026.

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Google Announces Nuvem: Undersea Optical Cable for Europe, United States, and Africa Data Corridor

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