The IX International Forum

Arctic: today and the future

December 10-12, 2020, St.Petersburg

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Megafon is preparing to lauch Arctic data cable

22.07.2020

Megafon is preparing to lauch Arctic data cable

Major Russian mobile operator Megafon together with Rosgeologia JSC have announced the lauch of exploration work required to lay a trans-Arctic communication cable, the Vedomosti newspaper reported. 

By the end of autumn Professor Logachev vessel will have to study 6.5 thousand kilometers of bottom relief along the Russian coast. Managers of Megafon assume that this is the shortest route for data transmission from Europe to Asia. 

Nowadays most of the high-speed fibre connections are currently laid in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, while inter-continental data traffic is expected to jump 200% in the next five years. The estimated cost of  the Arctic network project is $1 billion.


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