Google: Google joins consortium to deploy first Chile-Australia subsea

Jan 13, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Google revealed in a recent announcement that it will be joining a consortium to deploy the first subsea cable between Chile and Australia.

The company said, “Today, we’re joining Desarrollo País of Chile and Office of Posts and Telecommunications of French Polynesia (OPT) to announce Humboldt, a subsea cable route linking Chile, French Polynesia, and Australia — the first ever to directly connect South America and Asia-Pacific.”

Patricio Rey Sommer, general manager of Desarrollo País commented, “This marks a significant milestone for the flagship project, the Humboldt submarine cable. After years of dedicated work, we are now entering the materialization phase. Google, our esteemed international partner, ensures that these works will adhere to the highest technical standards.”

President Moetai Brotherson of French Polynesia added, "Economic vitality in my country relies on investments in the digital sector. We are thrilled to collaborate on the Humboldt project to continue advancing French Polynesia’s digital economy and keep Tahiti on the cutting edge of innovation."