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Google expands cloud network with three new subsea cables

Google has announced that it plans to build three new subsea cables as part of an investment drive for its cloud infrastructure.

With the additional news that the it will be adding a further five regions to its network – which, according to the company, already delivers 25 per cent of worldwide internet traffic – the additional cable investment will be essential in continuing to maintain and improve performance.  

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As data demand ramps ever higher, researchers are looking to innovative amplifier designs to help transport a broader light spectrum through optical fibres, finds Andy Extance

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Duncan Ellis shares his views about the increased focus on automation from network operators, and how the physical layer has so far stubbornly resisted the move

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Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby

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With demand for fibre to the premises increasing, Keely Portway looks at the role training plays in ensuring installation skills remain available to meet this growing demand

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