There has been so much coverage lately of Google's open mobile phone consortium that its other reported telecom obsession, a proposal to support several telecom carriers in the building of the Unity trans-Pacific submarine fiber cable, seemed all but forgotten.
Now, CommsDay is reporting that Google is one of the parties talking to Asia Netcom about supporting a trans-Pacific cable that company plans to build. It's unclear what if anything is happening with the Unity cable.
FierceTelecom.com recently talked to Alan Maudlin and Stephan Beckart, research directors at TeleGeography, about the trans-Pacific submarine cable market. You can read that story here, along with links to the Commsday report and other coverage. - Dan