Farice, the main provider of international capacity from Iceland to mainland Europe, is upgrading the DANICE submarine cable system connecting Iceland with Denmark using Ciena's 40G coherent optical transport technology. The cable system implements Ciena’s GeoMesh networking solution to optimize the cable landing stations for seamless connectivity to terrestrial networks. The upgraded DANICE submarine cable consists of four fiber pairs giving a maximum capacity of 35.2 Tbps.
Specifically, Farice is using Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform for deployment on its 2,295 km long DANICE submarine cable system providing high-bandwidth connectivity between Landeyjar, Iceland and Blaabjerg, Denmark. The network will initially utilize Ciena’s 40G coherent transport technology, with ultra-long distance 100G wavelengths (based on the WaveLogic 3 coherent optical processors) to be deployed in 2013. It will be managed by Ciena’s OneControl Unified Management System. Financial terms were not disclosed.
- In October 2012, Farice announced that BMW decided to move its HPC clusters to data centers in Iceland to take advantage of low cooling costs and renewable energy.