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New Marine Cable Established from Iceland to Canada

By Iceland Review

Icelandic telecommunications company Síminn and Greenland Connect signed an agreement on running a marine cable between Iceland and Canada this week. It was established in March but traffic through it is currently limited.

Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The marine cable will increase safety and improve service for Síminn customers significantly; bandwidth to North America will increase fivefold through the cable, mbl.is reports.

Downloads from North America will pass through the cable and be faster than data received from the continent up until now, because, before its existence, data had to be transferred through Europe.

This is Greenland Connect’s third marine cable from Iceland and CEO of Síminn Saevar Freyr Thráinsson said it is equipped with all the latest technical implementations and it offers many new and exciting opportunities to companies.

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