Finland-Baltics Data Transfer Cable Planned To Be Build


The Finnish government is planning an underwater data transfer cable in the Baltic Sea from Finland to the Baltics. According to the managing director of TeliaSonera International Carrier, Brendan Ives, Finland could become a centre of digital communication and attract more data centres, if the connections would be more versatile.

TeliaSonera is planning not to take part in this project but they are considering to invest in their own data transfer cable which would run to Germany. The Finland-Baltics project is run by the State of Finland and the offers are expected to be gathered during this autumn. The state has promised EUR 20 million for the project and EUR 60-70 million will be gathered from companies taking part in the project. Together with the land networks, the investment needed for the project is EUR 100 million. The connection is expected to be in use in 2016. (Source:, 3.11.2014)

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