Posted By Rich Miller On September 25, 2007 @ 2:23 pm In Google | Comments Disabled
The telecom research firm TeleGeography  has posted data on the market for trans-Pacific submarine communications cable, providing some context for reports that Google is planning to invest in a multi-terabit Pacific cable . Some interesting trends:
If Google invests in additional trans-Pacific capacity, it could accelerate a major shift in pricing for bandwidth to Asia, according to TeleGeography analyst Alan Mauldin. “In the face of so many new cables, the trans-Pacific market is in danger of a price collapse similar to that which has plagued trans-Atlantic cable operators,” said Mauldin.
But what’s bad for telecom cable operators maybe good for content providers, reducing the cost of serving up bandwidth-intensive files and applications to Asia.
We also applaud the TeleGeography staff for their headline: “Yarrr! Google enters the trans-Pacific submarine cable market.” While the item is dated Sept. 24, it was clearly written in the spirit of last week’s annual Talk Like A Pirate Day .
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