WORLD - Google Underwater Cable Connects Europe and Middle East

Arno Froese

Google Cloud said that it will help construct and operate two submarine cable systems that will connect the Middle East with southern Europe and the Asian continent.

In partnership with Sparkle and other communication platforms, the Blue cable will connect Italy, France, Greece and Israel, and the “Raman” cable will connect Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Oman and India.

Increasing the network’s capacity is critical for Google users and customers around the world to ensure strong, stable connections. The two submarine cable systems are equipped with 16 pairs of fiber optics and are expected to be ready for service in 2024. Subsequently, the consortium of companies plans to promote the construction of additional connection points and link the two systems through terrestrial network assets.

The Raman cable is named after Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, a physicist of Indian descent, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930, the first of Asian descent to receive this acclaim in the field of science, Google noted.

Along with the Blue and Raman cables, Google Cloud now has 18 submarine cable investments around the world, including cables set up by Google such as Curry, Donut, Equiano, Firmina and Grasshopper as well as cables set up by Google as part of a consortium including Echo, JGA, Indigo and Havfrue. 

-www.jpost.com, 29 July 2021

Arno's Commentary

Quite an amazing project! In due time, it will be fully implemented.

While the languages utilizing Google Cloud are diverse, the information is the same. It aims for a united, peaceful, and prosperous world. This reminds us of the Tower of Babel time: “And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech…And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth” (Genesis 11:1, 4). Not only did they speak one language, but in this case, they wanted a united project, a tower “whose top may reach unto heaven.” That represents manmade religion. Will it be successful today? With little to no doubt, we can say yes. After all, without communication, the entire global financial and economic system would cease to exist.

When reading such articles, our heart beats faster. Why? Because we realize Bible prophecy is continuously being fulfilled. It will not be long before the entire world is “astonished and [follows] the beast,” as we read in the NIV.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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