Arctic Fibre’s primary landing points at Ajigaura, Japan, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada, and Highbridge, United Kingdom have been chosen after taking into account the following factors:
- Existing facilities which mitigate incremental environmental risk and permitting issues
- Physical security and well-known subsea approaches with anchorage restrictions
- Direct terrestrial interconnection to major carrier hotels in Tokyo and London
- Direct carrier landing station interfaces with other major subsea fibre and terrestrial networks
- The necessity for a mid-point landing station for amplification power feeds
- Manageable shoreline ice issues at the midpoint Cambridge Bay landing station
Contingent upon final marine surveys, the length of the Tokyo to London span will vary between 15,137 km and 15,600 km. With the exception of 31 km across the Boothia Peninsula, which is traversed terrestrially or submerged in fresh water lakes, the entire network is subsea.