Alcatel-Lucent has announced it has won a EUR90 million turnkey contract with Tele Greenland to deploy a 4,600km submarine cable network linking Greenland to Iceland and Canada. The new network, called Greenland Connect, is expected to provide international and domestic connectivity to meet the growing bandwidth requirements for new applications – including video, data, and other multimedia services – to serve Tele Greenland’s users. The project should be completed before winter 2008. The Greenland Connect network will consist of two trunk cables: the first one will span 2,500km from Nuuk in Greenland to Milton in Newfoundland, while the second will link Nuuk and Qaqortoq to Landeyarsandur in Iceland. Greenland Connect will offer an ultimate capacity of up to 96×10Gbps.
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