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New submarine cable will blast data between Japan and Europe through Arctic waters

December 23, 2021

Via: TechRadar

A new submarine internet cable is set to connect Europe and Asia, running an unconventional route through the famous Northwest Passage.

As per a memorandum of understanding signed by US telco Far North Digital and Finnish counterpart Cinia, the Far North Fibre will extend 16,500km under the sea, docking in Norway, Finland, Ireland, Alaska and Japan.

By avoiding lengthier routes and cross-connection to terrestrial networks, the new fibre optic cable is set to significantly reduce the optical distance between Asia and Europe, with positive effects on both capacity and latency.

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