Connectivity to Scandinavia has been evolving rapidly in recent years, and this morning got a little more diverse. Aqua Comms, Bulk Fiber Networks, and Meta announced this morning the completion of the Havhingsten cable system.
Havhingsten connects Ireland with Denmark. It crosses the Irish Sea from Dublin to Blackpool, crosses the UK over to Newcastle, and then heads across the North Sea to Esbjerg. There of course it connects up with Bulk’s recently completed HAVSIL system which gives it a low latency route up into Norway. The result is a path from Dublin to Oslo that bypasses the English Channel, the Netherlands, and Germany entirely.
Havhingsten leverages an aluminum conductor rather than copper, an innovation that allows more fiber pairs per cable while offering efficiency and cost benefits. And the installation was enabled by a ne jet-assisted burial plough both in the Irish Sea and the North Sea. Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks handled the buildout itself.
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