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Alaska-based companies are laying huge submarine cables from Japan to Ireland that connect directly to Iceland, Fréttablaðið reports. This opens up opportunities and markets in Icelandic data centers in East Asia.

“Opportunities for us are for the cable to land in the same location as our cable in Ireland,” said Þorvarður Sveinsson, CEO of telecommunications provider Faris. “This is a great way for us to connect directly to Japan.”

The idea for laying cables from Europe to East Asia across the Arctic has long been. However, the main focus so far has been north of Norway, on the eastern route along the long coast of Russia.

Feagh North Digital is currently funding a 14,000-kilometer cable from Ireland’s west coast of Goalway, through the northwestern coast of the Canadian islands of Greenland, through the Bering Strait and the South Pacific to Japan. ..

“This is a huge project,” says Þorvarður. However, Far North Digital is subject to funding reservations being undertaken to obtain from investment banks and technology market giants that require wide bandwidth between Europe and Asia.

The length of the ÍRIS cable currently laid from Þorlákshöfn to Galway is 1,780 kilometers. We already have cables to Denmark and Scotland.

According to Þorvarður, almost all of Iceland’s general network traffic travels to and from Europe and will continue to do so, even though it has a direct connection to Japan. However, large markets in Japan, South Korea, etc. open up great potential for Icelandic data centers.

The goal is to complete the project by 2026.

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