Google Selects Equinix for Curie Sub-Sea Cable Landing Station

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- Google has selected Equinix for its Los Angeles area cable landing station supporting the Curie subsea cable system, the first sub-sea cable to Chile in the last 20 years. In the U.S., the cable will land directly at the Equinix LA4 International Business Exchange data center located in El Segundo, CA. Google has selected Equinix due to the company's expertise in delivering and managing cable landing stations. The Curie cable is expected to go live in 2019. The Equinix cable landing station configuration will be ideal for extending the back-haul capacity of a sub-sea cable system directly to the ecosystems of companies in its high-density IBX data centers. This architecture greatly simplifies network design and allows cable operators easy access to a dense, rich ecosystem of networks, clouds and IT service providers. Equinix has been selected as an interconnection partner in more than 25 current sub-sea cable projects. The rapid growth of data—from basic web browsing and e-commerce to streaming video and artificial intelligence—is helping drive a global surge in new subsea cable construction. Sub-sea cables are key to the internet and global connectivity, as 99% of intercontinental traffic crosses a sub-sea cable with less than one percent of the remaining traffic carried through satellite systems. According to the second annual Equinix Global Interconnection Index, Interconnection Bandwidth is expected to grow more than 10 times the internet globally by 2021. Emerging market dynamics and growing digital business adoption…