I wonder if Google will own a share of the Hong Kong peering center also.
Mere months after its first trans-Pacific cable venture lit up, Google has announced it's friended Facebook as part of another cable consortium. The two have joined the consortium building the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN), first announced by Pacific Light Data Communication (PLDC) and TE SubCom in November of 2015 to …
The cable isn't laid in a straight line, the cable layers tend to serpentine along the route so that there is sufficient slack to handle any movement of the seafloor. I think the current best practice is to lay 5% more cable than what a straight-shot along the seabed would take. They usually lay additional cable to avoid large undersea obstacles and to compensate for going over smaller obstacles.
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