Huawei Marine Partners with Tele Greenland to Deploy 100G Submarine Network in the Arctic

[Tianjin, China, Dec.21, 2016] Huawei Marine today announced that it will partner with Tele Greenland for the deployment of a 100G network along the Greenlandic Westcoast as well as a capacity upgrade of the existing Greenland Connect which connects Greenland with Iceland/Europe and North America. When completed, the new system will create a record - the world’s most northern 100G submarine network.

Facing Iceland and Canada, Greenland is located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans with 80% of the island covered by ice and snow year round. Huawei Marine will supply and in collaboration with Tele Greenland install Submarine Line Terminal Equipment for the domestic submarine cable system Greenland Connect North, which will connect Nuuk, Maniitsoq, Sisimiut and Aasiaat. The new system will initially hold a capacity of 100G to each town. In addition Huawei Marine will supply and install Submarine Line Terminal Equipment for the existing Greenland Connect system, which connects Greenland, Iceland and Canada. The initial capacity will be 100G.

The supply for the new Greenland Connect North system will have a design capacity of 4.8T, while the design capacity for Greenland Connect will be increased from 1,92T to 12.8T between Greenland, Europe and North America. 

By deploying new generation OTN-based unified terrestrial and submarine transmission equipment, Huawei Marine will provide advanced 100G solutions for Tele Greenland to achieve flexible unified management of both the Greenland Connect North and Greenland Connect systems. The supply allows both systems to achieve a multi-granularity OTN cross-connection and flexible bandwidth allocation to minimize operating costs and maximise the return on investment.

Chief Wholesale Officer Flemming Drechsel from Tele Greenland said: “The Greenland Connect system is Greenland’s vital communication line, and there is little margin for error in the implementation and operation of the new system. Over the course of the negotiation process with several well-esteemed system providers, the Huawei Marine team has won Tele Greenland’s full confidence, that Huawei Marine will provide the highly reliable 100G DWDM equipment needed to enable us to deliver and fulfill our commitments to our customers.”

Mao Shengjiang, Chief Operating Officer of Huawei Marine said: “It is a great honor to cooperate with Tele Greenland and to further gain recognition of Huawei Marine’s technology and delivery capability. It is not the first time for Huawei Marine to deploy a 100G network in the Arctic region, therefore I believe that our experienced team will meet the challenges and successfully deliver our products services to help our customers and expand their networks to these remote regions.”