Google has grand plans for their Stadia gaming platform that
It’s a grand ambition and one that could definitely usher in a change to the way we all play video games if It weren’t for one big problem – internet connectivity, bandwidth and latency. Not only do few people have access (though this is growing) to a fast enough internet connection that could make this
Google has revealed the plans in a new statement which says the company will lay a new cable that will use state-of-the-art infrastructure based on
(It) will be the first subsea cable to incorporate optical switching at the fibre-pair level, rather than the traditional approach of wavelength-level switching.
The new cable, which will
Google isn’t the only company interested in laying new cables to South Africa as Facebook has also previously mentioned a desire to build an underwater data cable that would encircle Africa. That was just a long-term vision from Facebook though as Google has shown intent here and already signed the agreement with Alcatel Submarine Networks to make this a reality.
So exciting news for people who were looking forward to Google Stadia and Google’s future cloud platform, though the only obvious bad new being that we will potentially have to wait till 2021 to really get the full benefit of it all.
Last Updated: July 1, 2019
Admiral Chief Umbra
July 1, 2019 at 13:27
I’ve always wanted to know about the cable route. Is it mid-point, floating, or is it on the seabed?
Anyone have suggestions on a documentary/info-graph I can watch/read?