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
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
Construction for the extension of IRIS from beach manhole to the cable station in Galway commenced on May 25th. The path is around 2km in length. Ducts for fiber and power cables are now installed.
Farice and SubCom announce contract-in-force for IRIS, newest undersea cable to link Iceland to Europe
IRIS will offer increased security, redundancy, wholesale capacity linking Iceland with Ireland Eatontown, NJ, USA and Reykjavik, Iceland – April 5, 2021 – SubCom and Farice ehf today announced that a contract is in force for the supply and installation of IRIS, a new high-speed undersea cable system connecting Iceland and Ireland. Farice is an
The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) has today approved a capital increase of an estimated EUR 50 million to Farice, a state-owned provider of international telecommunications services, for the construction of the IRIS submarine cable. Iceland’s telecommunications and internet traffic is currently dependent on two submarine cables – FARICE-1 and DANICE – that connect the country