It’s an previous story, however one which bears repeating: Google works onerous to construct infrastructure that connects individuals, geographies, and companies. As we speak, we’re asserting Google’s funding in Echo, a brand new subsea cable from america to Asia. Echo will run from Eureka, California to Singapore, with a stop-over in Guam, with plans to additionally land in Indonesia. Extra landings are potential sooner or later.
Echo would be the first-ever cable to straight join the U.S. to Singapore with direct fiber pairs over an categorical route. It would lower latency for customers connecting to functions working the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) areas within the space, dwelling to among the world’s most vibrant monetary and expertise facilities.
Infrastructure investments comparable to these can have a considerable, measurable impression on regional financial exercise. As an illustration, in accordance with a current examine of Google’s APAC community infrastructure between 2010 and 2019, community funding there led to 1.1 million extra jobs and an additional $430 billion (USD) in mixture GDP for the APAC area.