TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, says it has won a contract from Google to design and deploy the Dunant submarine cable system. Named after Henry Dunant, the first winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, the four-fiber pair undersea cable network will link the East Coast of the United States with Europe over a 6,400-km route. The submarine network will link with other subsea system in the region.
The undersea network will run from Virginia Beach in the U.S. to the French Atlantic coast. The internet content provider expects have the subsea system operational by late 2020.
Google describes Dunant as its first private transatlantic submarine cable system. The company previously announced the Curie system, its first private undersea network of any sort, which will connect the U.S. to Chile. Google also has other projects underway as a consortium partner, including such recent announcements as HAVFRUE, HK-G, and JGS-A.
“We are proud to be working with Google on this important cable system and to be helping to increase internet performance for all,” said Sanjay Chowbey, president of TE SubCom. “The Dunant cable system will be built using SubCom’s industry-leading A1 cable family, which is optimized for projects compatible with higher DCR. As a leading supplier of submarine cable systems, we look forward to continuing to work with our global partners to create more accessible and faster internet access.”
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