In a move for a growth in its memberships in social influence in Asia, Facebook has reportedly invested in a new underwater cable project in the Asia Pacific Gateway – a 6,214-mile underwater internet cable from Malaysia to Japan, with cables branching off to other countries.
Reports say that its stretch up to 10,000 kilometers, the project called APG, hopes to improve the internet speeds for a majority of the people in the continent by using fiber-optic to send and received data to North America faster. As said above, the new cable system will reportedly run directly from Malaysia to South Korea and Japan, with other links to other countries as well.
Facebook has reportedly invested in a new underwater cable project, and if do succeed in this, those users will know that Facebook made it happen and so hopefully they will be grateful and show their love with even more memberships.
What more to know from Facebook’s investment:
“Our investment in this cable will help support our growth in South Asia, making it possible for us to provide a better user experience for a greater number of Facebook users in countries like India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Singapore,” a Facebook spokesman said.
But we have no details about how much Facebook invested or paid, but expected, a collection of firms invested $450 million.
While the analyst also believes that this cable could improve Internet speed in India and the Philippines, where people are avid Facebook users.
According to BBC and December press release, the Asia Pacific Gateway network is scheduled to launch by 2014 with a 54.8-terabit-per-second capability.