MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. � Google says it plans to add five new Google Cloud Platform regions to its current 13 in the year ahead. The company already helps to deliver as much as one-quarter of the world’s Internet traffic, according to cio-today.com.
In addition, Google expects to commission three new undersea cables to strengthen Internet links between Chile and California, the US and Europe, and Hong Kong and Guam. �Curie� will be a privately developed, 6,200-mile link connecting Chile and Los Angeles; the 4,500-mile-long �Havfrue� will connect the U.S., Denmark, and Ireland, and be built in partnership with Facebook, Aqua Comms, Bulk Infrastructure. The �HK-G� cable, a 2,400-mile connection between Hong Kong and Guam is being developed along with RTI-C and NEC.
The cloud service regions are to be located in Montreal and the Netherlands, which are expected to begin operating in the first quarter of this year, followed by additional regions based in Los Angeles, Finland and Hong Kong. Google’s latest plans also �highlight the ongoing transformation from an Internet at first developed largely through public financing and telecom-built infrastructure to one that’s expanding more through investments by large tech companies,� according to the same article.�