Image source: Microsoft.There aren’t many sure things these days, but the need for fast broadband connections is one. Of course, this isn’t limited to the borders of the U.S. According to McKinsey, the international expansion of digital streaming video from companies like Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), and the increased adoption of enterprise cloud computing by multinational corporations will lead to an eightfold increase in cross-border online traffic by 2025.You may be wondering what the technology is behind your ability to stream Netflix in Europe, or Skype with your friend in Hong Kong, all in the blink of an eye. Well, the recently completed undersea cable called Marea, laid by the trio of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), and telecom company Telxius (a subsidiary of Spanish telecom Telefonica (NYSE: TEF)), illustrates the amazing tech behind today’s fiber-optic connections. Here are some of Marea’s impressive stats.Continue reading
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