New 100G DWDM system on the route to Scotland

New technology enables seamless 100Gb/s waves from Reykjavík to northern Scotland

The upgrade brings several benefit for Farice that the customers can enjoy in the future. 

  • A more unified network with a seamless wave over the terrestrial part (716 km) and the submarine part (1205 km) makes it a more cost efficient then previous network configuration
  • A state of the art system with 100G in the core is prepared for the future demanding customers who will require 40G and 100G interfaces
  • A tenfold increase in the total capacity of the submarine cable as well as the terrestrial network.  The total  fully lit capacity  of the Farice-1 submarine cable is now around 8 Terabit/s.  This will meet the demands of the future demanding customer.
  • The improvements in optical technology will ensure that the investments of Farice will be in use for yet another decade at least.

The upgrade completes the work that started in January 2013 with the upgrade of the Danice cable to Denmark.

Further news and information can be found here in the joint press release of Farice and Ciena corporation. 

The news about this can be found on several media websites such as Lightwave , Converge, DataCenterDynamics, Computer Business Review to name a few.