Nordic Update – The England Cable Linking Stavanger And Newcastle

Dag Aanensen

By Dag Aanensen
May 21, 2018

Will Provide The Nordics With A New Gateway To Global Capacity

Global Marine (GM) recently completed a Desk Top Study for the proposed England Cable submarine fibre optic cable system connecting Seaton Sluice, UK to Stavanger, Norway across the North Sea. The report provides the project with the optimum cable route linking the landing points and two platforms connections.

Seaton Sluice – Newcastle was selected as the preferred landing point in UK. Seaton Sluice has perfect landing conditions for a sea cable system. In addition, Newcastle has one of the largest and fastest growing digital clusters in the UK with multi-national companies, including Sage, Hewlett Packard and Accenture, as well as significant public-sector IT facilities, and major commercial data centers. The UK national innovation center for data will be placed in Newcastle. The city is in the forefront of data science and development.

We need to develop the data skills for the future Machine learning, data mining, data analysis, statistics and algorithms. Placing the cable close to the UK national innovation center for data also demonstrates that Norway wants to partner with UK to develop a more digitalized society and data innovation.  Data is for this century as oil was for the previous one. A premise for growth and change.

The England Cable will spark innovation among the next generation of tech experts and help businesses across the Nordics and UK capitalize on the immense value of data.

Using data science will help industry become more productive. They who use data more efficiently will launch new products and services ahead of their competition. The new connection between the Nordics and UK aims to link up leading academic talent in universities with industry and the public sector to help them develop the skills they need to solve real world problems using advances in data science.

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