Crosslake Fibre has come up with a new regional subsea cable project, and this one is not in North America. The company that started off by crossing Lake Ontario will now be crossing the English Channel.
CrossChannel Fibre is a new project that will connect the data center alley in Slough to the west of London with Paris, France. It's a 550km route that will put the first new fiber under the English Channel in decades. It won't be a small amount of fiber either, containing 96 fiber pairs each of which will support some 20Tbps in the initial design.
Crosslake has tapped EPS to start the process with the necessary marine and burial surveys, and will be getting some additional funding from Tiger Infrastructure Partners.
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