FACEBOOK AND MICROSOFT SELECT TE SUBCOM AS THEIR MAREA PARTNER
Facebook and Microsoft have selected TE Subcom as their supply partner for the new 6,600km trans-atlantic MAREA submarine cable system.
The tech giants announced in May that they had teamed up to build the system the firms claim “will be the highestcapacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic with speeds of 160Tbps”. The system is set to feature eight fibre-pairs and is being constructed “to be interoperable with a wide variety of network equipment”.
TE Subcom has completed the route survey for the system, which will stretch from Virginia Beach in the US to Bilbao, Spain, and has begun manufacturing at its facility in Newington, New Hampshire.