Advertisement

We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Shutterstock/unterwegs
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.

Read: Sisters behind Irish fashion startup Opsh step down after falling victim to the ‘investment chasm’

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
44
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.