Facebook and Microsoft have designed a cable that can transmit upto 160Tbps of Data

Haythem Elmir

The cable operates for more than 6600 km and weighs about 4.65 million kg or about the mass of 34 blue whales.

It was also the first to join the US state of Virginia with Spain, with the arrival being in Virginia Beach and Bilbao.

Kumar said the wire’s new “open” design would provide it to evolve with technology, as the estimate of Internet users doubled globally.

“And make no mistake, the market is growing. Just think of the multiple high-bandwidth applications and content you use now such as Skype and Facebook Live, and a number of streaming videos, movies and music consumed daily,” he said.

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