By Press Release

AP Telecom, a facilities-based telecom consulting and service company specializing in emerging markets, today announced that it has been engaged by Arctic Fibre to serve as overall International Sales Manager in the creation of a new submarine cable system joining Northern Asia and Japan to the United States, Canada and Northern Europe. The cable will contain four fibre pairs, each capable of transmitting 80 wavelengths and initial speeds of 40Gbps, with provision to upgrade to 100 Gbps as technologies are proven up.

Arctic Fibre has addressed the need for new international communications infrastructure with the creation of the lowest latency network using a 15,600 km route through Canada's Northwest Passage which will create the fastest route between Tokyo and London with a sizzling 168 milliseconds. The Tokyo to New York latency is estimated at a very competitive rate of 171 milliseconds. The Arctic Fibre network will also provide fibre bandwidth for the first time to communities in the Alaskan North Slope and the Canadian High Arctic.

AP Telecom, a global leader in the development of undersea fiber networks sales, will provide project management support to the Arctic Fibre development team. As part of the overall program management, AP Telecom will provide Arctic Fibre with specialists in the various commercial aspects of system design, procurement and the sales strategy behind leveraging the capabilities and reach of their network.

“To succeed in a complex international venture requires the development team have a broad range of specialized skills, and the practical experience to efficiently manage through the myriad issues that will arise,” said Doug Cunningham, President of Arctic Fibre. “We believe AP Telecom brings all of this expertise and specific skill sets in the marketing of low latency networks to the team.”

“We are honored to be a part of such an important project in one of the world's fastest-growing telecom markets and working within the Arctic Fibre team to bring their plans to fruition,” said John Hibbard, Board Member of AP Telecom and President of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC). “We're pleased to play a major role in the development of the first undersea network connection directly linking the Pacific landing stations with those in the Atlantic and assist Arctic Fibre with a roll-out of the applications needed to meet carriers' voracious demands for bandwidth over the next decade.”

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 600-3,000 meters, 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.


Arctic Fibre Inc. is the Canadian-based developer of a 15,600 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.


AP Telecom is a leading facilities-based telecom consulting company and service provider specializing in global connectivity, cloud solutions and emerging market advisory-based solutions. AP Telecom combines superior quality, cost-competitive telecom products with strategic advisory and cloud solutions. AP Telecom improves networks, facilitates growth, and manages change for its clients in the call center, BPO, and ISP space. Companies who seek to expand their global reach rely on AP Telecom's comprehensive expertise and knowledge of regulatory environments, as well as its ability to provide extremely high-quality products and solutions at low cost, helping businesses achieve intelligent, sustainable growth. AP Telecom differentiates itself through quality, integrity, and innovation across their entire suite of products and services in Emerging Markets. For more information on AP Telecom, please visit