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- Tide is a project between Facebook and Microsoft to to deploy a new submarine fiber optic cable of the latest generation of 6,600 km of length.
- Join Virginia Beach Sopelana, to reach the middle East, Africa and Asia and Latin america interconnected with other cable systems.
- Will be the submarine cable of greater capacity than crossing the Atlantic: it has eight pairs of fibers with an initial capacity estimated of 160 Terabits per second.
The submarine cable Tide, which will link Spain-Europe and the united States, has begun on Tuesday its tie-in Sopelana (Bizkaia), an operation that lasts for several days. Its entry into service, qualified as a “milestone” by the companies participating in this project, will enable transmit 4,000 for DVD’s conventional in a second.
Tide is the result of the agreement between Facebook and Microsoft to deploy a new submarine fiber optic cable of the latest generation, that communicate Spain and the united States as of this year, and which is managed and operated by the new subsidiary of infrastructures of Telefónica, Telxius.
This submarine cable of 6,600 kilometers in length and will be the first to connect the united States, through the knot of connectivity of the North of Virginia, with the South of Europe. In particular, join to Virginia Beach with Sopela, and then reach the middle East, Africa and Asia and Latin america interconnected with other cable systems.
During the institutional ceremony with the occasion of the task of mooring the cable in the coastal town of Sopelana (Bizkaia), the spokesperson of Facebook Kevin Salvadori, has stressed that his company is looking for a world “more open and connected”, in which people can share experiences in any part of the world.” In the same way, it has highlighted that Tide has led to a work “unique”, being able to bet on a new southern route “that was not possible until now”.
Salvadori has qualified of “excellent” working relationship with Telefónica, in which he stressed his “experience and reputation”, and has emphasized the importance of the system of collaborative work between companies to bring forward projects like this. “We can make the global internet grows, these networks are the most profitable and the world more open”, has been completed.
For his part, the director of network operations, Microsoft, Frank King, has pointed out that the opening of the cable of the south will cover the demand of the customer connections of new generation, “so that it will speed up the communications.” King has said that “our daily life depends on the internet”, and that the cable Tide will be “key” in the cloud. “It is a new milestone in the infrastructure of the internet,” he added.
The director of operations Telxius cable, Rafael Arranz, has shown to be proud that this type of infrastructure has come to the Peninsula. “It has been an historic landmark, and the result of years of work,” he said, to realize that thanks to this operation, “Spain is a mooring point for one of the main submarine cables in the world”.
Arranz has admitted that it is a cable that goes beyond the connection between Virginia Beach and Sopela, because “in reality connects two continents via a new route”.
4.000 DVD’s conventional in a second
The general deputy of Bizkaia, Unai Rementeria, he has shown his pride for this infrastructure to have entered the Bay of Biscay, “a good door of entry between the united States and Europe”, and remarked his satisfaction for having worked with Facebook, Microsoft and Telefónica. “We are very happy as the territory of having the anchor of this lead and be the gateway of Europe with the world“.
Rementeria has highlighted that this cable high-technology “has a capacity of transferring information as may be 4,000 DVD’s conventional in a single second, and issue of 100,000 simple messages at the same time.”
in The same way, the Government delegate in the Basque Country, Javier de Andrés, has insisted that the launch of this cable is “very important” for the future of telecommunications, and has remarked that it is an operation that exceeds the local and national level to connect America and Europe.
“it Allows the advance in the communication of a private nature, the communication of the society, as well as the exceeding the limits, the barriers and the differences between the two continents that does little more than 500 years, or even knew each other,” he added.
Finally, the mayor of Sopela, Gontzal Hermosilla, has emphasised that his city will be gateway to Europe on this project, “and from there to the world”, and has confessed that he has been “an adventure” to be able to collaborate in the development of this initiative.
160 terabits per second
the Tide will be the submarine cable of greater capacity than crossing the Atlantic, because it has eight pairs of fibers with an initial capacity estimated of 160 Terabits per second (Tbps). In addition, your route is more to the south than the other cables transatlantic, which helps to ensure a connection more resilient and reliable for customers from the united States, Europe and other regions.
the open design brings “significant benefits” for customers, such as lower costs and the ability to make improvements to the equipment of a more simple way, that will lead to a fastest growth rates of bandwidth, since the system can evolve at the same pace as the innovation of optical technology.
this Is the first cable system new built to the south of the North Atlantic since 1999, and it is expected that the construction is complete in fall 2017.
The anchor of Sopelana is connected to an existing corridor of the fibre network european that connects the major centres such as Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and London, and it has taken three weeks to pass the factory cable in the united States to the maintenance center european of Calais, and Sopela.
June 13, 2017
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