By Telecompaper

Cinia Group completed a submarine data cable between Germany and Finland. The new digital highway offers a route to connect Central Europe with data centre locations in Northern Europe and business opportunities in Eastern Europe and Asia.

The Cinia C-Lion1 submarine data cable is a key initiative for both the Finnish government and the EU. The cable contributes to the Digital Single Market for Europe by enabling connectivity and redundancy to the Nordic region and further improving Finland’s position as a gateway between the East and the West. The new connection is planned to be commercially available during spring 2016, following a commissioning and acceptance process.

The Finnish government made a decision to build a submarine data cable across the Baltic Sea in November 2014, based on a feasibility study conducted in May 2013. The completed cable totals 1,172 kilometers in length and consists of eight optical fibre pairs with a total capacity of 120 Tbps. The cable was manufactured in Calais by Alcatel-Lucent, which also carried out the cable laying process across the Baltic Sea.

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