New Underwater Internet Cable


The new high-capacity underwater cable, Marea, which is almost six kilometers and a half from Bilbao in Spain to Virginia Beach in Virginia, is already installed. This cable results from a collaboration of development, design and implementation, by Facebook and Microsoft, having been made the construction and future maintenance by Telxius.

This is the first cable of its kind to join these two regions, and in total it weighs more than 5125 tons and has an incredible data transfer capacity of 160TB per second, which represents the highest speed so far achieved through an underwater cable in the Ocean Atlantic.