- FASTER has 60Tbps (terabits per second) total capacity — more than any active subsea cable, and 10 million times faster than your cable modem
- This cable is the first of its kind, with multiple colors (100) of light transmitted over various frequencies
- Every ~60km a repeater to re-energizes the light as it travels over 9,000km across the ocean floor
FASTER is one of just a few hundred submarine cables connecting various parts of the world, which collectively form an important backbone that helps run the Internet.
This is particularly exciting news for our GCP customers in the Japan, as we’ll be opening our Google Cloud Platform region in Tokyo later this year. Looking forward to a more reliable, more secure and FASTER public cloud!