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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C
# Cable Guys
A massive undersea cable will be built between Dublin and Paris
The system is scheduled to be ready for service in late 2018.

TWO COMPANIES THIS week announced they will build an undersea cable from Ireland to France.

Ireland-France Subsea Cable Limited this week announced a partnership with Tiger Infrastructure Partners to finance and construct IFC-1, a submarine fiber-optic cable system that will be the first and only direct subsea cable between Ireland and France.

The IFC-1 system will be a state-of-the-art subsea cable and provide ultra-high capacity transmission to telecommunication carriers, Internet companies and large enterprises in Ireland looking for connectivity to continental Europe.

“The massive growth of Ireland’s data center industry and the requirement for resilient telecommunications infrastructure has created the need for a new, direct route to continental Europe,” said Michael Cunningham, Chairman of IFSC.

“We are delighted that Tiger Infrastructure shares our vision and look forward to having them as our partner.”

The cable has been designed to extend terrestrially into Dublin and Paris providing connectivity and enabling long digital line segments. The system is scheduled to be ready for service in late 2018.

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