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Formal handover of IRIS submarine cable by Subcom in a Galway event on Friday November 11th 2022.

The Link to the press release is here 03-Irish Press Release Draft Farice November 2022-FINAL Press Release For release 11 November 2022   Galway to become a gateway to connectivity to Europe Work completed on telecoms cable between Galway and Iceland Farice, (a company fully owned by the Icelandic Government, currently owns, and operates

By |2022-11-15T10:06:58+00:00November 13th, 2022|Iris, Press releases|0 Comments

Final splice completed on August 8th

On August 8th the final splice on IRIS was done west of Ireland (yellow box) and on August 10th the final burial of that section was done. The cable ship CS Durable sailed to Ireland to prepare for the next project. An end to end connectivity has now been established on the cable and testing

By |2022-08-12T17:00:10+00:00August 12th, 2022|Iris|Comments Off on Final splice completed on August 8th

Connectivity between Iceland and Japan through new Pan-Arctic Fibre cable

Farice and Far North Digital (FND) have signed a memorandum of understanding for a joint marketing and sales agreement for fibre optic connectivity between Japan and Iceland.  Farice’s new IRIS submarine cable will provide connectivity between Iceland and Ireland, and FND’s new Arctic cable spans between Japan and Ireland. The parties have agreed to develop

By |2022-07-08T12:20:05+00:00July 8th, 2022|News, Press releases|Comments Off on Connectivity between Iceland and Japan through new Pan-Arctic Fibre cable

FARICE PRESS RELEASE – IRIS CABLE SYSTEM Marine installation began from Iceland on May 23rd

On Monday May 23rd SubCom’s cable installation vessel the CS Durable, landed the IRIS Subsea Telecoms Cable System successfully at Thorlakshofn beach in Iceland. The event signifies the commencement of the marine installation of the IRIS cable system that Farice has been developing since 2019. During the summer SubCom’s CS Durable will lay the cable

By |2022-05-31T11:31:23+00:00May 31st, 2022|Iris, Press releases|Comments Off on FARICE PRESS RELEASE – IRIS CABLE SYSTEM Marine installation began from Iceland on May 23rd

The Cable station for Thorlákshöfn landing site prepared in factory

Tyrone fabrication in Northern Ireland has been selected as the provider of the Cable Landing Stations (CLS) for IRIS. The houses are assembled in-house from scratch.  The station for the Thorlakshofn (í. Þorlákshöfn) landing site in Iceland will be shipped to Iceland beginning of March and will be installed 2-3 weeks later on-site.  The station

By |2022-02-17T15:13:09+00:00February 17th, 2022|Iris|Comments Off on The Cable station for Thorlákshöfn landing site prepared in factory

D9 to invest a further $93 million in Verne Global after buying the company in 2021 for £231 million in cash

Verne’s campus in Keflavik to reach 40MW. In September 2021 it was announced that D9 had bought Verne Global for £231 million in cash Digital 9 Infrastructure (D9) is to invest an additional $90 million in Icelandic data center firm Verne Global to fund further expansion. D9, managed by Triple Point Investment Management, acquired Verne

By |2022-01-12T15:19:05+00:00January 12th, 2022|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on D9 to invest a further $93 million in Verne Global after buying the company in 2021 for £231 million in cash

The bank BNP Paribas selected Iceland because of the 100% renewable energy and cool climate

Sustainability is at the heart of modern banking operations and financial institutions are closing large in-house data centers to move to hybrid compute environments to keep their digital carbon footprint to a minimum. Iceland, with its cool climate and abundance of 100% renewable energy, has become an appealing location for hosting the world’s most valuable

By |2022-01-12T15:02:30+00:00January 12th, 2022|News|Comments Off on The bank BNP Paribas selected Iceland because of the 100% renewable energy and cool climate

Survey operations completed and Thorlakshofn selected as landing site in Iceland

On August 21st survey operations for the IRIS cable system were completed when the survey vessel Ridley Thomas ported at Reykjavík Harbour.  Ridley Thomas had spent 12 weeks surveying the second phase of the survey from the Irish EEZ to Iceland’s landing site. Iceland’s landing site was carefully selected, and several of potential options explored

By |2021-09-03T13:43:08+00:00September 1st, 2021|Iris, News, Press releases|Comments Off on Survey operations completed and Thorlakshofn selected as landing site in Iceland
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