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A Trans-Arctic Submarine Cable Could Connect the Continents by 2025

A Trans-Arctic Submarine Cable Could Connect the Continents by 2025

Trans-Arctic Submarine Cable being laidA telecommunications start-up and a European company are coming together to bridge the continents with a trans-Arctic submarine cable. Learn more about this project and the companies below.

A Finnish company and Alaskan-based telecom start-up are planning to connect Europe and Japan with a trans-Arctic submarine cable that will span 8,700 miles through the Bering Strait in the Arctic Ocean by 2025.

Cinia, the Finland-based networking company has been working towards its goal of making Finland a hub of international telecommunication. Cinia plans to continue making steps by partnering with Far North Digital. Far North Digital is an Anchorage-based telecommunications start-up is committed to “empowering a vast network of public, private, and technical organizations to form coalitions dedicated to advancing digital transportation and storage by employing the natural resources of the arctic.” 

Arctic Submarine Cables and More

The Arctic Ocean and the Bering Strait are the shortest distance connecting Eastern Asia and Europe. There are currently numerous proposals for trans-Arctic submarine cables, but currently, there are no submarine cables crossing the Arctic Ocean. Due to global climate change, the Arctic has been a rising area of opportunities. Not only do countries seek the area for oil and natural gases, but this area holds new promise for travel and telecommunications network expansion.

Back in August, Russia began a project to lay the first transatlantic undersea cable with an aim of 2026. If the proposal between Cinia and Far North Digital is successful, then this will be the first fiber optic submarine cable to cross the Arctic Ocean.

Locating Submarine Cables

Knowing the submarine cable landscape is essential for improving and developing global digital telecommunications. GeoTel has been recognized as the leader of telecommunications infrastructure data, including submarine cables and landings. Contact the experts today to gain access to this location-based information.

Author: Valerie Stephen

Valerie Stephen