The Arctic Connect subsea cable is an exciting new development that promises to revolutionize internet connectivity between Europe and Asia. This Finnish initiative, led by the Ministry of Transport and Communications and implemented by state-owned infrastructure operator Cinia Ltd., aims to lay a submarine communication cable along the Northern Sea Route (NSR) on the Arctic seabed.
By taking advantage of the shorter distance between Europe and Asia via the Arctic, this cable will provide faster internet connections with lower latency. The 14,000-kilometer cable system will significantly reduce optical distance between Asia and Europe, minimizing delays in data traffic. The project is estimated to cost around 1 billion euros ($1.15 billion) and is expected to be ready for use by the end of 2025.
This ambitious project has garnered significant interest from both governments and businesses alike. It represents a major step forward in connecting some of Earth's last digital frontiers and has the potential to greatly benefit both individuals and organizations.
Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting development!
: "Arctic Connect - Submarine Networks." Submarine Networks. https://www.submarinenetworks.com/en/systems/asia-europe-africa/arctic-connect
: "What Will It Take to Connect the Arctic? $1.2 Billion, 10,000 Miles of Fiber-Optic Cable—and Patience." Wall Street Journal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-will-it-take-to-connect-the-arctic-1-2-billion-10-000-miles-of-fiber-optic-cable-and-patience-2af75543
: "New Trans-Arctic submarine cable in planning." Polarjournal. https://polarjournal.ch/en/2021/12/30/new-trans-arctic-submarine-cable-in-planning/
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