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Google to open five more datacentre regions across the globe in 2018

17 January 2018

Google will add five regions and build three new submarine cables as it expands its infrastructure for cloud customers. These new regions will come online beginning later this year, while the undersea cables will all launch in 2019. Since Google controls the design and the construction of the cable, the company has full say over the technical specifications, he noted. Annual EPS Growth of past 5 years is 13.40%.

The subsea cables, Curie, Havfrue and the Hong Kong-Guam Cable system (HK-G) will further improve Google's already sprawling network across the globe.

Google said its network now delivers around 25 per cent of worldwide internet traffic.

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Google competes with Amazon Web Services as a platform that companies can contract to handle cloud offerings.

Google was one of the consortium members behind a 28Tbps undersea fiber link built in 2013 to connect China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore and Brunei with Japan. The Curie cable (named after the famous chemist and physicist Marie Curie) will be Google's own private submarine cable interconnecting Chile and Los Angeles.

"Once deployed, Curie will be Chile's largest single data pipe", said Benjamin Treynor, vice president of Google 24x7 cloud support group in a blog January 16. Amazon (AMZN) and Microsoft (MSFT) have also investing in a mix of undersea cables and data centers to boost availability and reduce lag time for their cloud services.

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"Overall, these investments mean faster and more reliable connectivity for all users and customers", a Google spokesperson told Mashable.

The Havfrue, which will connect the U.S. to Denmark and Ireland will come online by the end of 2019 is consortium run with Facebook, Aqua Comms and Bulk Infrastructure and will increase capacity in the North Atlantic systems.

The Hong Kong-Guam cable system will help Google reach customers in Australia and the Pacific region. Google is working with NEC and RTI-C on the HK-G cable.

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Its datacentre expansions suggest adoption of Google's public cloud services is showing no signs of slowing, after 2017 saw the firm opening around one new region a month to keep up with demand. The investments have helped Google build an infrastructure that it claims offers better speed, reliability and security than other cloud providers.

Google to open five more datacentre regions across the globe in 2018