Google has selected Equinix for its Los Angeles area cable landing station (CLS) supporting the Curie subsea cable system, the first subsea cable to Chile in the last 20 years. In the U.S., the Curie subsea cable will land directly at the Equinix LA4 colocation and interconnection data center located in El Segundo, California.
Google has selected Equinix as its CLS at Equinix LA4 due to the company’s expertise in delivering and managing cable landing stations. The Equinix CLS configuration would be ideal for extending the backhaul capacity of a subsea cable system directly to the ecosystems of companies in its high-density International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers.
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Equinix’s architecture would simplify network design and allow cable operators easy access to a dense, rich ecosystem of networks, clouds and IT service providers. Equinix has been selected as an interconnection partner in more than 25 of the current subsea cable projects. The Curie subsea cable is expected to go live in 2019.
“With the significant increase in global data traffic, we see corporations running global businesses demanding access to high-capacity, low-latency networks capable of connecting them to data centers across oceans with stringent levels of reliability,” said Jim Poole, Vice President, Business Development, Equinix. “Any user of a subsea cable system that lands inside one of our Equinix global data center termination points has instant, low-latency access to a host of vibrant industry ecosystems inside Equinix, and that’s a huge advantage.”