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Microsoft, Facebook go underwater, to build undersea internet cable

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Published May 27, 2016, 7:57 pm IST
Updated May 28, 2016, 7:49 am IST
The companies announced that they would install an undersea cable from the east coast of the US to Spain.`
Microsoft and Facebook have teamed up to lay a high-speed Internet cable across the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
 Microsoft and Facebook have teamed up to lay a high-speed Internet cable across the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

Technology giants Microsoft and Facebook have teamed up to lay a high-speed Internet cable across the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

The companies announced that they would install an undersea cable from the east coast of the US to Spain to help speed up their global internet services.

 

"As the world is increasingly moving toward a future based on cloud computing, Microsoft continues to invest in our cloud infrastructure to meet current and future growing global demand for our more than 200 cloud services," Microsoft data center strategy general manager Christian Belady said in a statement.

Facebook vice president of network engineering Najam Ahmad said they are evaluating new technologies to high provide high connectivity services. Ahmad said, "We're always evaluating new technologies and systems in order to provide the best connectivity possible.”

 

"We want to do more of these projects in this manner - allowing us to move fast with more collaboration," he added.

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