Google aims to ramp up its cloud computing business by hooking up five new regions and adding three subsea cables expanding its networks for its customers the company said on Tuesday.
The company says five new regions are to come on stream beginning the first quarter of 2018 with the Netherlands and Montreal, followed by Los Angeles, Finland and Hong Kong.
In addition, there are plans for further infrastructure investment through the commission of three new submarine cables in 2019.
The company becomes the first major non-telecom company to build a private intercontinental cable with the Curie, which will connect Chile to Los Angeles. It will be the first subsea cable in Chile in 20 years and will be the largest single data pipe to reach Google customers across Latin America.
Google cites key benefits of owning the cable which includes allowing it to define the technical specifications as well as “make routing decisions that optimise for latency and availability.”