WFN Strategies To Accomplish Cable Route Survey Support for Kativik
WFN Strategies Press Release
February 19, 2018
Sterling, Virginia – WFN Strategies has been awarded a contract by Kativik Regional Government, a supramunicipal body with jurisdiction over the territory of Québec situated north of the 55th parallel of Canada, to provide cable route survey support for the proposed Eastern Arctic Undersea Fibre Optic Network (EAUFON) submarine telecoms cable system.
EAUFON is a planned submarine cable with landing points at multiple communities in Canada’s Nunavik region. The EAUFON submarine cable system has an initial Ready For Service date of 2020 with multiple extensions planned subsequently.
Although final funding has not yet been approved, initial work is already underway to expedite the process to have the route survey completed during the 2018 open water season. This result of the route survey is intended to be used for the eventual construction of such a cable system to serve the electronic communication needs of the communities for the next several decades.
“We are excited to be working again with the Kativik Regional Government in support of the EAUFON submarine cable project,” said WFN Strategies Managing Director, Wayne Nielsen. “We look forward to supporting this new system and its goal of enhancing connectivity to the Canadian Arctic.”
“As the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) begins its 40th year of offering public services within Nunavik, we are excited about this project and its end result of greatly reducing the digital divide between the north and the south. This proposed submarine cable will ensure high speed internet for generations to come,” said Jennifer Watkins, Chairperson of the KRG.
About WFN Strategies:
WFN Strategies (www.wfnstrategies.com) is an ISO 9001:2015 certified designer and implementer of submarine fiber cable systems for commercial, governmental and oil & gas companies throughout the world. WFN Strategies designs, engineers and implements submarine optical cable systems for commercial, governmental and oil and gas clients, which have utilized repeatered and unrepeatered technologies, and have been transoceanic, regional, or festoon in scope. WFN Strategies has been involved with all aspects of implementing telecommunications systems and Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) – from feasibility studies through capital budgeting to engineering, purchasing, and installation to commissioning and testing.
About Kativik Regional Government:
The Kativik Regional Government (www.krg.ca) was created in 1978 pursuant to the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement to deliver public services to Nunavimmiut. Many of the Kativik Regional Government’s responsibilities are stipulated in the Act respecting Northern Villages and the Kativik Regional Government (Kativik Act). Other mandates have been delegated to the KRG by the region’s municipalities and the Québec government. The Kativik Regional Government also has the important task of delivering technical assistance to the 14 Northern villages regarding management and municipal accounting, land use planning and development, legal affairs, engineering and public transit, to name but a few fields.
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