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New transatlantic cable may link Republic to US and Scandinavia

A new Facebook and Google-backed transatlantic telecoms cable linking the Republic to the US and Scandinavia could be operating by the end of the year. Irish communications specialist Aquacomms is seeking a foreshore licence from the Government for an undersea communications cable that will come ashore close to Louisburgh in Clew Bay, Co Mayo. The line is part of the Havfrue high-speed telecoms cable that will connect New Jersey in the US with Denmark, with spurs running from it to both the Republic and Norway. Tech giants Facebook and Google are partners in the project along with Aquacomms and Norwegian company Bulk, which builds data centres and telecommunications networks…Read More 

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