The move comes as technology companies send an increasing amount of
traffic across private networks, the report said.
Google took a stake in a similar $300 million cable in 2010,
according to the report. The Internet search company would use the
new subsea cable to connect data centers in Oregon and Japan, the
Private networks are commonly used for home, office and businesses,
as they provide security for vital information and cannot be
accessed by devices outside the network.
A public network is a type of network where anyone can access and or
connect to other networks or the Internet through it.
A lot of Google's bandwidth is reserved for its private 'B4'
network, which transmits emails, YouTube videos among other data,
the report said. The network carries more traffic than the
public-facing one the company uses to transmit search results to the
Internet, the WSJ reported.
(Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bangalore; Editing by Bernard Orr)
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