Google Builds First "Middle Mile" Network
Google has for some time operated one of the world’s biggest global long haul networks. Google also operates access networks in several U.S. cities. Now Google also provides a regional fiber backbone network that apparently can be used by access providers in Kampala, Uganda.
Google’s Project Link is a regional fiber network that apparently will sell capacity to any local mobile operator or Internet service provider operating in and around Kampala.
Project Link’s network is one more way Google has built its own infrastructure, including a global long haul network, local access in three U.S. cities and now a regional backbone network in Kampala. Of those networks, the Kampala network is the first of the “middle mile” type, and also the first intended to sell capacity to third party access providers.