Today, we are announcing that Google has selected Equinix for its Los Angeles cable landing station (CLS) supporting the Curie subsea cable system, scheduled to go live in 2019. The Curie subsea cable system will land directly at the Equinix LA4 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center located in El Segundo, Calif.
This year’s Pacific Telecommunications Council’s (PTC) 40th anniversary theme, “Connecting Worlds,” spoke to the global nature of communications that is launching a new decade of connections in our industry. And I’m not just talking about the physical and virtual connections that carry the massive amounts of data being transported all over the world, but the interconnection between service providers and their customers that enable private data exchange, which is essential for global digital business to flourish in the decades to come.
Customers and providers alike have been asking, “Can I colocate my equipment in the landing station?” Classic landing stations, however, were not built for that purpose, and they lack space, power and, most importantly, interconnectivity options.