Faster Internet in Asia – Courtesy Google, Airtel and The Unity Consortium

Google’s world dominance is not yet over and the company has partnered with few telcos to bring fast Internet cable running under Pacific Ocean from US to Japan – thereby increasing the bandwidth by 20%.

The Unity Consortium, which consists of Google, Bharti Airtel, Global Transit, KDDI, Pacnet, and SingTel, has nearly completed the testing of the $300 million project. Internet users in Asia will start seeing faster Internet speeds over the next several months from the new cable, which has the potential to create a 7.68Tbps (terabits per second) connection under the Pacific. – cnet

As part of this project, Google is expected to get 20% of the overall capacity generated to suit its needs.

So Is Asia like New Zealand of Internet?

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