We live in the age of the Internet. Staying connected has become a necessity, and Google wants to contribute to this. That’s why the Silicon Valley-based company has announced Nuvem, a new submarine cable that will connect Portugal, the Bermuda Islands, and the United States.
The name “Nuvem” comes from the Portuguese translation of “cloud,” and as Google explains in its blog, this cable will help “meet the growing demand for digital services.” For the tech conglomerate, this provides two major advantages to its systems: infrastructure improvement and easy access to the Internet.
For some time, the Government of Bermuda had shown a keen interest in attracting investments in submarine cable infrastructure to create an Atlantic digital hub. In fact, there has been government-driven legislation to facilitate these processes.
Furthermore, the submarine cable will be the first to connect the Bermuda Islands with Europe. According to the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA), Nuvem’s deployment will provide greater network support to countries on both sides of the Atlantic in the coming years.
Portugal is also making strides in this regard. The country has become a significant hub for submarine cables, thanks to its geographical location and the interest in bolstering the digital economy. Nuvem would complement Equiano, the system connecting Portugal to Togo, Nigeria, Namibia, South Africa, and Saint Helena.
Regarding the United States, Nuvem will arrive in South Carolina. The cable will enhance the state’s status as a growing technology hub. Nuvem follows in the footsteps of Firmina, another structure that arrived earlier this year and connects Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.
Nuvem is set to go into operation in 2026. With this cable, Google users will experience reduced service latency and improved reliability. Along with the action of Firmina and Equiano, it will connect South America, North America, Africa, and Europe.