A New Submarine Cable from Iceland to Europe in Preparation

The Telecommunication Fund of Iceland and Farice ehf, have recently signed an agreement for a cable between Iceland and Europe.By Farice ehf Press Release
January 28, 2019

The Telecommunication Fund of Iceland and Farice ehf, the operator of two submarine cables to Iceland, have recently signed a DTS (Desk Top Study) work agreement. The DTS work involves selecting landing sites for a new submarine cable to Europe as well as project management for a seabed survey expected to take place in the year 2019.

This agreement is an important milestone for the preparation of the next submarine cable to be connected to Iceland. Farice ehf operates the submarine cables FARICE-1 to UK and DANICE to Denmark. A third submarine cable Greenland- Connect connects Iceland to Canada and US. The future cable will be the fourth cable connecting Iceland and increases further the security and resiliency of Iceland´s international telecommunications that are already of a high standard.

A landing site on Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland is proposed and the route will be west of and non-crossing with regards to existing cables DANICE and FARICE-1. Landing site abroad is likely to be in UK or Ireland. The picture shows one possible route to Ireland.

For further information contact Ómar Benediktsson CEO of Farice ( omar.benediktsson@farice.is ) or Örn Orrason VP sales and business development ( orn.orrason@farice.is ).