In what was its 80th monthly meeting, the Board of Directors of the National Communications Entity (ENACOM) authorized the company Google Infraestructura Argentina SRL to install the “Firmina” fiber optic cable system in the Argentine territorial sea, which will be the most throughout the world and will provide a quality improvement in Internet connectivity.
There, ENACOM authorized the permit to the international company to carry out the project called “Installation of the Firmina fiber optic cable system” in the Argentine territorial sea, with a trace of approximately 13,500 km, which offers a final design capacity of 15.03 terabit per second (TB/s) per fiber pair.
📢 We authorized the installation of a new submarine fiber optic cable in Las Toninas!
The Firmina cable will travel 13,500 km to the United States, which will mark a before and after in Internet quality and speed so that we are more and better connected. pic.twitter.com/ZxSt9VLrtX
— ENACOM (@ENACOMArgentina) August 8, 2022
In this way. Firmina will be the longest cable in the world, capable of running on a single power source at one end of the cable, in case its other power sources are temporarily unavailable. With 12 fiber pairs, the cable will carry traffic quickly and securely between North and South America, providing fast, low-latency access to Google products like search, Gmail and YouTube, as well as as well as Google Cloud services.
The installation and commissioning of this fiber optic submarine cable system will allow growth not only in technological terms, but also from an economic point of view, since the improvement of international connectivity is considered fundamental by any industry, whatever it may be. the sector in which it works, due to the transversality that telecommunications and information technologies have.
The cable is named after Maria Firmina dos Reis (1825-1917), a Brazilian author and abolitionist whose 1859 novel “Ursula” described the lives of Afro-Brazilians under slavery. With this cable, it is sought to highlight the work and pioneering spirit of whom she is considered the first novelist in Brazil.