First section of FOLC Polar Express was commissioned
The first section of Polar Express with a length of more than 1230 km from Teriberka, Murmansk Region, to Amderma, Nenets Autonomous Area was commissioned in October 2022.
A large amount of research and preparatory work was carried out. Laying of a transarctic submarine fiber-optic communication line (FOLC) Murmansk - Vladivostok - Polar Express, in the Arctic conditions was carried out by specialized cable laying vessels of the principle contractor - JSC "Persective Technologies Agency." The technical readiness of the first section of the communication line has been confirmed.
The FOLS with a total length of 12,650 km will be laid along the geographically shortest and unparalleled route between Europe and Asia, which will provide the lowest level of signal delay compared to the "traditional" southern routes. The high-speed communication line will be able to meet the needs for high-speed and reliable communication of large infrastructure projects in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation, as well as support advanced technologies of growing online trade, cloud technologies and big data, the development of communication technologies, including 5G, the Internet of Things and other technologies.