WFN Strategies (WFNS) is pleased to announce that they will be providing end-to-end system engineering and implementation support for the recently announced Arctic Fibre Inc. submarine cable system.

“WFN Strategies is very pleased to be supporting Arctic Fibre in this effort,” said Wayne Nielsen, Managing Director for WFNS. “The Arctic Fibre project allows us to utilize diverse expertise developed in a number of past telecoms projects in the Arctic and Antarctica in a single significantly large and technically challenging system.”

“Resiliency and latency are the key drivers of the Arctic Fibre network which will stretch from Tokyo, Japan, to London, England via Canada's North West Passage,” said Doug Cunningham, President of Arctic Fibre Inc. “We require the support of an experienced subsea engineering firm to ensure that the system can be built to withstand the challenges associated with Arctic ice for a quarter century. WFN Strategies can provide such expertise, evaluate the most efficient path to migrate from 40G to 100G technology and ensure that the network will be built to specification.”

About WFN Strategies

WFN Strategies is a leading supplier of consultancy services for telecoms to the commercial, governmental and oil and gas industries worldwide. The company works with many of the world's leading telecoms companies to achieve value and high performance. Their clients receive reliable, cost-effective, quality advice based on proven methodologies, efficient tools, and stable architecture. For more information, please visit

About Arctic Fibre Inc.

Arctic Fibre Inc. is the Canadian-based developer of a 15,137 km submarine cable which will provide the lowest latency route between Northern China and Japan to Northern Europe by using a route through Canada's North West Passage. The Arctic Fibre network will also bridge the digital divide between Canada's Nunavut and North West Territories and the rest of southern Canadian by providing a link from the Japan/United Kingdom fibre south to Clarenville, Newfoundland where onward connections can be made to terrestrial North American networks. The network will also provide much-needed bandwidth to Canada's Department of National Defence and the new Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) which are situated at Cambridge Bay.

Extensive desk top studies have been undertaken which follow marine routings where the water depths or horizontally-drilled cross sections are sufficient to preclude any ice scour from hummocks or ridge ice. The routing across Greenland's iceberg alley is at water depths varying from 400-3,000 metres, well below the reach of any iceberg keel. Construction of the link between Newfoundland and Iqaluit, Nunavut in Canada is slated for the third quarter of 2013 with construction of the remaining links being undertaken in the third quarter of 2014. Arctic Fibre will be financed by Canadian financial institutions and by a limited number of international carriers. For further information contact: [email protected]