Last week, Google revealed that is increasing the connectivity between Southeast Asia and Australia with an investment in the Japan-Guam-Australia (JGA) Cable System.
JGA is being co-built by NEC Corporation and Alcatel Submarine Networks and will have two fiber pairs connecting Japan to Guam, and two fiber pairs connecting Guam to Sydney. The JGA-South segment is being developed by a consortium of AARnet, Google, and RTI-C, while the JGA-North segment is a private cable being developed by RTI-C. Together, the segments will stretch 9500 km.
According to Google, this new investment will give Google Cloud Computing (GCP) users access to “scalable, diverse capacity on the lowest latency routes via a constellation of cables forming a ring between the key markets of Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore.”