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 2014 Farice is servicing more than 300 Gb/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. In 2017 further capacity increases are to be expected with further advances in optical technology.  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 etc).


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]

Shortest

Distance
[Km]

Route 1

Distance
[Km]

Route 2

FARICE-1
Reykjavik London
18,4 3467 3630
FARICE-1 Reykjavik Amsterdam 21,6 4106  
DANICE
Reykjavik Amsterdam
17,8 3416 4875
DANICE                        
Reykjavik Copenhagen
14,9 2823 2954
FARICE-1 KEF Airp. 1) London 18,5 3478 3671
FARICE 1 KEF Airport Amsterdam 21,8 4155 
DANICE KEF Airport Copenhagen 15,0 2842 2935 
DANICE KEF Airport Amsterdam 17,9 3435 4856
DANICE KEF Airport Hamburg 15,1 2869  
           
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 resides in Verne Datacenter.

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