Google has been obviously the largest owner and investor in submarine cable networks globally. Upon announcing its latest investment of the private Equiano subsea cable system, Google has invested in 16 subsea cable systems, with approximately 120,000km cable length in a total. Between 2016 and 2018, Google invested US$47 billion in capex to improve Google Could infrastructure which includes 134 points of presence (PoP) and 14 subsea cable investments globally.
Here is a complele list of Google's subsea cable investments.
|No.||Cable System||Ownership||Cable Length
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*Google hasn't announced the cable length, fiber pairs and system capacity of Equiano yet. The figures herein are based on assumption.
**Google hasn't officially announced the investment on Blue-Raman cable.
Google has owned and invested in five private subsea cable systems. Junior cable is technically Google’s first private owned subsea cable. But Junior cable is a domestic subsea cable connecting Rio de Janeiro to Santos in Brazil. Curie, Dunant, and Equiano and Grace Hopper are international cables. In many cases, only Curie, Dunant, and Equiano and Grace Hopper are mentioned as Google's private cables
Between 2016 and 2018, Google invested US$47 billion in capex to improve Google Cloud infrastructure which includes 134 points of presence (PoP) and 14 subsea cable investments globally.
July 17, 2020, updated the fifteenth cable invested by Google, Blue-Raman. Please note, there is no official announcement on this cable project yet.
July 31, 2020, updated the 16th, a new private cable invested by Google, the Grace Hopper cable system.
March 29, 2021, updated the 17th, Echo subsea cable system directly connecting Singapore to the United States.