Facebook 37,000 km communication cable; The longest undersea cable in the world
Facebook plans to run a 37,000-kilometer cable under the sea to provide high-speed, affordable internet for three billion people.
Facebook has announced plans to increase its share of the undersea cable to 37,000 km on the ocean floor during the 2Africa project. The project was first announced in May 2020 with the start of initial plans. The project will connect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. On the other hand, the new project will be extended to India and Pakistan by adding another 45,000 kilometers.
Facebook's new project has been launched in collaboration with global telecommunications companies with the aim of creating an open and comprehensive Internet system for Internet access. This new cable with high capacity and capability can connect 1.3 million people to the Internet. It is also designed in such a way that by providing the Internet for 1.2 billion people in general, it can serve 3 billion people.
The cable is designed so that it can be buried up to 50% of the depth of the sea. On the other hand, it will be possible to be available. Also, the location of this cable will be such that it will be far from challenging places.
Earlier, Google announced the completion of the 6,276-kilometer undersea Grace Hopper Internet cable project from New York to the United Kingdom and Spain.