The network for future needs

Network facts

Capacity

The Farice network is built with modern technology for the long future need.  There is enough capacity in the network for an unforeseen time for the demands of international data center customers and service providers.  In 2019 Farice is servicing more than 1 Tb/s of traffic between Iceland and Europe  which is distributed to the FARICE-1 and DANICE submarine cables.   A new terminal equipment introduced  coherent 100G wavelength and flex grid technology which brings the total upgrade capacity (2015) of FARICE-1 to 11 Terabits/s and DANICE will have the potential of carrying  34,4 Terabits/s.  This is  equivalent to 3.400 10 G Wavelengths which is enormous capacity.  Farice can also in co-operation with Tele Greenland offer high capacity transatlantic services between Scandinavia or Germany to US (Boston) or Canada (Halifax, Montreal, NY 60 Hudson).


Submarine cables commercial
operation
fiber pairs Original design capacity [Gb/s] Max upgrade capacity (2015) [Gb/s]
FARICE-1 2004 2 720 11.000 (11 Terabits/s)
DANICE 2009 4 5120 34.400 (34,4 Terabits/s)


Latency and Distance

The latency for different city pairs are shown here below.  The latency is a one way measurement hence half of a round trip delay (RTT) using 64 byte frames. The numbers are a from a user perspective 2)

Submarine
Cable
Used
POP A       POP B

Latency [msec]

Main route

Distance
[Km]

Main Route

Distance
[Km]

Route 2

Distance 
[Km]

alt. route
km/msec.
FARICE-1
REK (Reykjavik) LN1-London Telehouse
18,5 3) 3754 4022 3735
/18,4  5) 
FARICE-1 REK Amsterdam 21,7 4206  
 
FARICE-1
REK LN2-Slough LD6 19,5 4) 3952   3822 3805 6)
DANICE
REK AMS-Amsterdam
17,8 3416 4875 
DANICE                        
REK CPH-Copenhagen
14,9 2823 2954 
FARICE-1 KEF 1) LN1-London Telehouse 18,5 3762 4010 3830 5)
FARICE 1 KEF  LN2-Slough LD6 19,4 4) 3975 4035 
FARICE-1 KEF
AMS-Amsterdam  21,8  4155   
DANICE KEF CPH-Copenhagen 15,0 2842 2935  
DANICE KEF  AMS-Amsterdam 17,9 3435 4856 
DANICE KEF HAM-Hamburg 15,1 2869   
DANICE KEF  FR5-Frankfurt 17,5     
Greenland Connect Reykjavik New York 40,6     
Greenland Connect
Reykjavik
Halifax
33,7
    
Gr.Connect+DANICE  
Copenhagen New York
53,7     
Gr.Connect+DANICE
Copenhagen
Montreal
58,8     
Gr.Connect+DANICE
Copenhagen Toronto
63,8     
Gr.Connect+FARICE-1
London
Montreal
60,0
    

1) KEF Airport POP servicing Verne DC, Advania MjölnirICE01 and Etix Everywhere Fitjar

2) The latency figures are based on actual measurements of a 10G LAN_PHY circuit

3) BT - East route

4) BT - West route

5) VCS West route

6) VCS West + TH-E-LD6 extension