Bulk Infrastructure has announced a new transatlantic cable project in the North Atlantic. They have tapped WFN Strategies to commence a feasibility study for the new cable system. And by north, they do mean north.
The plan for the Leif Erikson cable will connect Stavinger,Norway with Happy Valley-Goose Bay Canada, roughly paralleling the Viking exploration route of so long ago. Happy valley-Goose Bay is way up in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, a region that doesn’t get much respect compared to more familiar parts of Canada. The route will take just 4,200km for the crossing, and will then be extended over land back to Montreal.
The cable will nicely complement the Havfrue cable system, which Bulk also has an interest in, offering diverse connectivity between Norway and North America. Of course, it’s still at an early stage and plans could yet evolve (or not evolve). Bulk operates data center and fiber infrastructure in Norway and Denmark, and has been quite actively looking at further projects in the region.
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