On the official Google blog dedicated to initiatives related to cloud, the announcement of the laying of a new submarine cable named Firmina, which will put the United States, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina in direct communication. It will be installed by 2022 and operational from 2023. USA, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina united by Google’s Firmina cable Without going into details in terms of specifications, the Mountain View group has announced that it will consist of 12 pairs of fiber optic lines. The project is carried out in partnership with SubCom. Here is what we read in the post, signed by Bikash Koley (Vice President of Global Networking), in order to explain the need for the project: The Internet infrastructure is not in the cloud, it is under the ocean. The Net is still growing steadily, year after year. I expect this trend to continue.Impossible to blame Koley, considering that about 98% of data traffic on an international scale travels on submarine cables that connect countries and continents. , Punta del Este (Uruguay) and finally Las Toninas (Argentina). It will be the longest cable in the world to be powered by a single energy source positioned at one end, an approach that the engineers at work on the initiative believe will increase its reliability. The name is a tribute to Maria Firmina dos Reis ( 1825-1917), Brazilian author active for the abolition of slavery in the country. The Mountain View group has them in the past dedicated a doodle, on 11 October 2019, on the occasion of the 194th anniversary of his birth. The choice, albeit with some exceptions, follows an alphabetical order: first it went to Curie (California, Panama, Chile), Dunant (United States, France), Equiano (Portugal, Nigeria, South Africa) and Grace Hopper (United States, Spain, United Kingdom).