FASTER 海纜的消息

Google 也參與的海纜 FASTER 陸陸續續放出消息了,這次是放出台灣日本之間的新聞:「Making Google a little bit FASTER across Asia」。

2014 年時對外宣佈:「Google, Asian companies to build $300 mn super-high-speed Trans-Pacific underwater cable system」,不過當時提到是 60Tbps,維基百科上的資料也是如此:

FASTER will have the design capacity of 60 Tbps (100Gb/s x 100 wavelengths x 6 fiber-pairs), which is about 10 million times faster than your cable modem, the companies said.

在六月底 Google 發的另外一篇「Google Cloud customers run at the speed of light with new FASTER undersea pipe」這邊,提到 Google 會拿 10Tbps 出來串起日本與美國:

Today, Google’s latest investment in long-haul undersea fibre optic cabling comes online: the FASTER Cable System gives Google access to up to 10Tbps (Terabits per second) of the cable’s total 60Tbps bandwidth between the US and Japan. We'll use this capacity to support our users, including Google Apps and Cloud Platform customers.

而現在這邊提到了台灣與日本之間的 26Tbps:

So, to extend the benefits of this Trans-Pacific link to the rest of Asia, we invested in a cable that links FASTER in Japan on to Taiwan, where our largest data center in Asia provides millions of people across Asia with quick access to our tools and services, at speeds of up to 26 terabits per second.


另外可以看到參與的公司,因為沒有台灣的 ISP,所以如果要期望台灣的連外速度變快的話,應該只有期望台灣的 ISP 找這些廠商買頻寬了:

  • Google
  • KDDI
  • SingTel
  • China Telecom Global
  • China Mobile International
  • Global Transit Communications

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  1. FASTER 海纜台灣延伸段的海底線路由 Google 投入建置、台灣新世紀資通和日本 KDDI 參與部分投資,官方估計台灣段總投資金額約 5 千萬美元。

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