Cyta starts construction of submarine cable connecting Cyprus to France, Egypt
November 23, 2020
Cyta said it is proceeding at full speed with the construction of the Arsinoe submarine cable system after securing the relevant operating licence from the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works. The system will connect Cyprus with France and Egypt, using fibre optic technology, with the aim of providing broadband telecommunications services. The system’s grounding point in Cyprus is located in Geroskipou and the expected date of its commercial operation is Q1 2022.
Its operation will significantly contribute to meeting Cyprus’ growing need for connectivity with other countries, mainly for internet and cloud services, the company said. It is also expected to serve the international regional needs of neighbouring countries, thus contributing to strengthening the role of Cyprus as a telecommunications hub.