Russia building high speed internet in the Arctic

RUSSIA / FSU POLITICS - In Brief 19 Nov 2020 by Alex Teddy

On November 17 the government announced that high speed internet is being built to assist ports as well as hydrocarbon companies in the far north. Trans Arctic underwater fiber optic cable will go from Murmansk to Vladivostok. The objective is to set up a digital infrastructure to facilitate communications. The project is estimated to cost USD 850 million. Some say that the project will not be profitable. It is supposed to be complete by 2026.The line will be 12 500 km long and provide speeds of 51 to 104 terabits per second.Russia is banking on shipping in the Arctic Ocean increasing enormously.

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