Connecting Iceland to the world
High capacity network for demanding customers
Farice ehf runs at state of the art network built for the demands of the carriers and international data center customers, content providers, cloud service providers to name a few. Using the latest developments in coherent optical technology Farice can ensure that the network is at the cutting edge. There is no foreseeable shortage of bandwidth in and out of Iceland for the next decade.
The Network for future needs
Operation with partnerships
The Farice network is operated in partnership with the following network operators:
The technical operation of the network in Iceland is done in partnership with MILA for FARICE-1, LJOSLEIDARINN for DANICE and IRIS whereas BT Wholesale, Vodafone carrier services and TDC NET (Tele Danmark) provide the necessery backhauls in Europe. Farice also has partnership with other network operators such as LUMEN, COLT, EU NETWORKS and GTT, Aurora (Gas Network) which provide dark fibers and connectivity.
Farice runs a 24/7/365 NOC (Network Operating Centre) which monitors the network and notifies the customer of planned maintenance and service affecting events.
Designed for reliability
The Farice network is designed with security in mind. Terrestrial routes in Iceland, UK, Ireland and mainland Europe do have diverse paths for those customers seeking the highest uptime. Protection on the terrestrial part is an optional service for our customers.
Reliable submarine part
During the operation (2004-2022) of the Farice Network there has never been a submarine cable fault. By this we mean that there has never been a fault in the system under sea level. This is an accumulated experience of 19 years for the FARICE-1 cable and 12 years for the DANICE or a total of 32 submarine cable years which is quite impressive. We believe this is not a coincidence since we work closely with the main cable threat factors which are the fisheries, for the cable route selection and the operation as well. The cables have a protection zone of 1 km in the Icelandic zone and are monitored close to land. We cannot promise a trouble free submarine cable part forever but let the historical facts speak for themselves.
All existing cables connecting Iceland (2021)
A network map of all submarine cables incl. Greenland Connect
The FARICE NETWORK
The network with few main POPs
Logical network diagram incl. distances
Farice offers city to city services from two main sites in Reykjavik Iceland and Verne Data Center Keflavik Airport to Amsterdam, London, Torshavn and Copenhagen. With the IRIS submarine cable (2023) this chart needs an update (coming soon)
Alternative network maps
The FARICE NETWORK including Scandinavia
The picture above shows the Farice network with main delivery POPs in Europe and US as well as showing Greenland Connect
The Farice network is built with modern technology for the long future need. There is enough capacity in the network for an unforeseen time for the demands of international data center customers and service providers. In 2023 Farice is servicing more than 3 Tb/s of traffic between Iceland and Europe which is distributed to the FARICE-1, DANICE and IRIS submarine cables. A new terminal equipment introduced (2012) coherent 100G wavelength and flex grid technology which brings the total upgrade capacity (2023 stand) of FARICE-1 to 11 Terabits/s and DANICE will have the potential of carrying 40 Terabits/s and IRIS 145 Terabits/s. Farice can also in co-operation with Tele Greenland offer high capacity transatlantic services between Scandinavia or Germany to US (Boston) or Canada (Halifax, Montreal, NY 60 Hudson).
|fiber pairs||Original design capacity [Gb/s]||Max upgrade capacity (2023) [Gb/s]|
|FARICE-1||2004||2||720||11.000 (11 Terabits/s)|
|DANICE||2009||4||5120||40.000 (40,0 Terabits/s)|
|IRIS||2023||6||118||145.000 (145 Terabits/s)|
Latency and Distance Table
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