IT & Network Infrastructure : Google Helps Finance Latest Trans-Pacific Fiber Optic Cable Project

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-03-16 Print this article Print
Google Helps Finance Latest Trans-Pacific Fiber Optic Cable Project

Google Helps Finance Latest Trans-Pacific Fiber Optic Cable Project

by Chris Preimesberger
Laying fiber optic data transmission cable across the Pacific Ocean is a costly and risky operation. Not just any company with a seaworthy ship can hope to undertake this sort of operation. It takes specialized ships and companies that have developed the expertise to do it right. PacNet, the largest submarine cable operator in the Far East, and SubCom (formerly Tyco Telecommunications) recently completed the latest trans-Pacific cable deployment project using the Global Sentinel, a 19-year-old purpose-built ship. In March 2010, Global Sentinel was docked on the San Francisco waterfront after spending nine months at sea completing the last phase of the two-year project that will connect overseas data networks and deliver the voice, data, graphics, video and database information needed to serve cities and enterprises along the Pacific Rim.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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