Welcome to Arctic Fibre

Arctic Fibre is a fibre optic telecommunications project developing one of the largest subsea cable networks in the world. The cable connects Asia to Western Europe via the southern portion of the North West Passage through the Canadian and Alaskan Arctic. In addition to providing transoceanic connectivity directly between the two continents, Arctic Fibre will be bringing affordable high speed Internet Access to the Arctic for the first time where bandwidth is currently limited. The introduction of high speed Internet will enable Arctic governments to deliver improved health and education services more cost effectively, spur economic development and empower local businesses, and allow consumers to access video and high speed applications.

Arctic Fibre is deploying state of the art technology utilizing 100 gigabit wavelengths to construct a system with a capacity of 24 terabits. The backbone cable is over 15,000km long providing ultra low latency service between Tokyo and London. The construction of the system is beginning in May 2014 and is scheduled to be in service in January 2016.

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