Equinix announced that Google has selected Equinix for its Los Angeles area cable landing station (CLS) supporting the Curie subsea cable system, the first subsea cable to Chile in the last 20 years.
In the U.S., the cable will land directly at the Equinix LA4 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center located in El Segundo, Calif. Google has selected Equinix as its CLS at LA4 due to the company's expertise in delivering and managing cable landing stations.
The Curie cable is expected to go live in 2019. Curie Subsea Cable Route from Equinix LA4 International Business Exchange in Los Angeles to Chile Curie Subsea Cable Route from Equinix LA4 International Business Exchange in Los Angeles to Chile Highlights / Key Facts: The Equinix CLS configuration is ideal for extending the backhaul capacity of a subsea 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 of the current subsea cable projects.
The level of global data traffic is expected to reach 3.3 zettabytes by 2021,1 and almost every byte touches a subsea cable as cloud service providers, network service providers, content providers and enterprises push to move data globally in real time. The rapid growth of data—from basic web browsing and e-commerce to streaming video and AI—is helping drive a global surge in new subsea cable construction. Subsea cables are key to the internet and global connectivity, as 99% of intercontinental traffic crosses a subsea cable with less than one percent of the remaining traffic carried through satellite systems.