Alca-Lu lands submarine cable in Greenland

The Alcatel-Lucent cable ship 'Ile de Sein' landed in Nuuk, the 2,100 km section (or trunk cable) of Tele Greenland's submarine cable network.

After completing the cable loading in Calais (France) in July, the 'Ile de Sein' began laying segments 1 and 2 in early August from Landeyjasandur in Iceland to Qaqortoq in Greenland.

Following a route carefully assessed with survey instruments mapping the seabed, these segments are three of the four sections composing the €90 million project.

'Greenland Connect' awarded to Alcatel-Lucent in December 2007. The laying completion will be achieved before the winter season as planned.

Offering an ultimate capacity of up to 96x10Gbit/s, the Greenland Connect submarine cable network has been designed to provide international and domestic connectivity to meet the growing bandwidth requirements for new applications to serve Tele Greenland's customers.

This deployment further enhances Tele Greenland's end-to-end offering for voice and data network hubs, broadband internet, video conferencing, call centers and advanced multimedia applications.