Russia will connect Europe with Asia with an Internet cable: why is it beneficial for us

The longest fiber-optic cable will be laid along the seabed through the Russian Arctic. It will not only connect Europe with Asia, increasing the stability of the Internet on the planet as a whole, but will also become extremely beneficial for Russia itself.

The Arctic Connect project, of which the Russian Federation is a direct participant, will start in the coming year. It provides for the laying of fiber optic cable from Finland to Japan via the Northern Sea Route. The length of the highway will be about 10 thousand km with the possibility of its extension in the future to China and the western coast of the United States. The new fiber-optic communication channel will become more reliable than the one laid along the bottom of the Indian Ocean. The latter is often damaged by ships. Especially often this happens in narrow passages such as the Suez Canal and the Strait of Malacca.

It is worth noting that for the Russian Federation this project has a number of specific benefits. Since most of the new highway will be laid along the bottom of the Russian northern seas, domestic contractors will be involved in the installation and maintenance work. Moreover, cable-laying vessels will need our coastal infrastructure and icebreaking assistance. At the same time, the ships themselves still need to be built, which, in fact, can be done by Russian shipyards.

But that is not all. The emergence of a stable high-speed connection in the north of the country may be an incentive for the creation of data centers there. One of them has already been planned in the Murmansk region on the basis of the Kola NPP. The advantage of this location is the harsh climate, which eliminates the need for additional equipment cooling, and the proximity of the nuclear power plant will provide access to cheap electricity.

And finally, Russia has its own project involving the laying of fiber optic cable along the bottom of the Northern Sea Route for the purposes of the Ministry of Defense. The latter, in the first place, is designed to improve interaction between the troops and ensure the fastest possible response to external threats.

The project was planned to be completed by 2025, but due to the sanctions imposed by the West, difficulties arose with the construction of cable-laying ships. Now, participation in Arctic Connect will certainly allow our country to receive the missing Technology and competencies.

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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 23 September 2019 09: 46
    Tse is good. But will he not become obsolete at the time of the finish? Musk hundreds of communications satellites begins to display ...

    Judging by the article, there are no ships yet, there is no cable, and mostly the intruders will lay them ... Our role is to supply them.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 23 September 2019 12: 51
      Don't you think it is rash to rely on Musk's projects? In May, 60 satellites were launched, 52 workers remained. When the "hundreds" were launched - can you tell me? To receive a satellite signal, you need a special antenna, plus a monthly fee similar to satellite TV. You don't expect the Internet to be free, do you? And if there is no alternative to it, the price tag will be simply "horse", monopoly, however. Besides, I don’t remember who uses Musk’s projects in everyday life. Tesla was thrown into orbit. You will not meet her on the roads. Abramovich, it seems, is skating, Zelensky, maybe someone else was not interested. You and I are unlikely to face this. Do cosmonauts (astronauts) fly on "Dragon"? Did you ride "Hyperloop"? Maybe you flew into space as a tourist or are you going to Mars? Did you deign to dive in an underwater car? If you rely only on Mask, you will end up using pigeon mail.
      I suppose they will build the ships for stowage faster than the Hyperloops. And we produce fiber-optic cable, in Mordovia, for example, there is a small factory.
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 24 September 2019 09: 05
        Tse you are right. And about the 52s, and antennas, and boards, and build ....
        But still only the beginning.

        Or, maybe, they’ll divorce optical fiber for each computer for free?

        IMHO, there is a chance that by the time it is finished it will no longer be so relevant ... Most likely it will serve exchanges, but there will be no Russian polar bears ...
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 24 September 2019 16: 05
          Why would you want to plant optical fiber? This has been done long ago. Has civilization reached you yet? And as for the relevance, I think you got excited. Which of Musk's projects do you personally use in your everyday life? Do you drive a Tesla to work? Or on vacation on "Hyperlup", as your unforgettable Omelyan promised (I think I was not mistaken with "Vash" - the characteristic "Tse"). One expensive PR. If something works, an ordinary person will not be able to use it. Start saving up for satellite internet from Musk. You will live on credit, but with an ideologically close provider.
          1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
            Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 25 September 2019 10: 48
            Tse - this is for the sake of combating everyday life.
            Alas, neither at home, nor at work, is Nem's fiber.
            And according to the Mask - you're right. Neither Tesla, nor Hyperloop, nor Omelyan, nor his rockets and satellites in our Nem village.
            And far away, and he has just begun ...
            Although, our cheers experts laughed at him 3-4 years ago - about mini-satellites and returnable steps, yes hyperloops and Tesla .... but it somehow flew ... (Tesla Roadster 2008, by the way, has long ceased release, but 2020 did not start).
            And "satellite Internet from Mask" has already been banned, so people without it in loans ...
            By the way, they didn’t hear, the year has already passed, and Rogozin has established the cause of the holes, as promised? Something is nowhere to be found ...
            1. 123 Offline 123
              123 (123) 25 September 2019 17: 51
              As for the optical fiber, I sympathize (without any irony), I’m used to it, it’s convenient.
              It's a pity that the Tesla Roadster 2020 hasn't started to be produced, of course, but this has nothing to do with us at all. Everyone has problems. We are still waiting for the "Yo-mobile". I meant that these projects have little to do with reality. Something is being done somewhere, but it does not find application in everyday life. For us, it's just a concussion. It is not worth expecting that this particular project will work, especially in the near future.

              And "satellite Internet from Mask" has already been banned ...

              And not only him, though with reservations -

              ... any satellite traffic - telephone and Internet - will have to go through ground-based gateway stations located on the territory of the Russian Federation.


              This is not about a complete ban, but rather about authorized and controlled access. Echoes of the "information war". Of course, I am not happy about this, but in fairness, I doubt that the United States in such a situation would simply be allowed to work. Won Huanan im 5G tried to build ...

              By the way, they didn’t hear, the year has already passed, and Rogozin has established the cause of the holes, as promised? Something is nowhere to be found ...

              There is. A man said a man did. I just can’t comment without laughing, see for yourself)))))))

              1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
                Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 26 September 2019 10: 03
                Thank you.

                E mobile long died. Pure PR was.
                But Tesla - the real project was, a series of cars for the rich, and 2020, rather, everything will be real ....
                You can compare them with Chubais nano-scooters, but they also died .... I did not find at least something about the real release.
    2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 23 September 2019 13: 33
      One large barrel of nails into orbit, and most satellites will die.
      1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
        Pishenkov (Alexey) 23 September 2019 20: 11
        Even without this, satellites are temporary and require regular replacement. Anyway, everything that is "wireless" is always less reliable than what is on the lace. wink