LLC “Edinstvo” and FSUE “Morsviazsputnik” signed a cooperation agreement

Tuesday, December 28, 2021
LLC “Edinstvo” and FSUE “Morsviazsputnik” signed a cooperation agreement

The company LLC “Edinstvo” (Norilsk Nickel group of the companies) signed a cooperation agreement with FSUE “Morsviazsputnik”, the operator of the “Polar Express” project. The parties have identified key areas for cooperation.

 The document was signed by the general director of “Edinstvo” Tatyana Mokhova and the head of FSUE “Morsviazsputnik” -  Andrey Kuropyatnikov.

The main interest for both sides is the development of a long-term mutually beneficial cooperation in the frames of the project for the construction of the transarctic submarine fiber-optic cable line (FOCL) with exit points along the Northern Sea Route from Murmansk to Vladivostok. The implementation of the project will give impetus to the launch of many digital initiatives and, in general, will positively affect the development and formation of the digital infrastructure of the Arctic macro-region and the neighboring territories.

“Edinstvo” and “Morsviazsputnik will coordinate their work in accordance with the signed agreement.

About the project
"Polar Express" - a project for the construction of a transarctic submarine fiber-optic cable line (FOCL) Murmansk-Vladivostok with the exit points along the coast of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation and the Far Eastern Federal District is being implemented under the leadership of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot) by its subordinate enterprises – “Rosmorport”, FSUE and “Morsviazsputnik”, FSUE. 
The high-tech FOLC "Polar Express" with a total length of 12,650 km includes 6 pairs of optical fibers and has a capacity of 52-104 Terabit per second. The project provides for the installation of 150 underwater optical amplifiers (repeaters) and the deployment of 10 landing points (land stations) from Murmansk to Vladivostok (Teriberka, Amderma, Dikson, Tiksi, Pevek, Anadyr, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Vladivostok, Nakhodka). At present moment a line on the Teriberka-Amderma section is being laid.

Edinstvo, LLC is a backbone telecom operator that provides a high-speed communication channels, thereby fulfilling important social functions of increasing accessibility for the population and organizations in modern services in the field of information and telecommunications technologies.


Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Morsviazsputnik”, being a part of the Federal Agency of Marine and River Transport, implements a number of state and national projects delivering a full portfolio of communications services and products for maritime, land and aviation markets in Russia and globally. “Morsviazsputnik” represents the Russian Federation in the international organizations and programs such as International Maritime Organization, International Telecommunication Union, International Organization for Mobile Satellite Communications, International COSPAS-SARSAT Program and others.

Since its incorporation in 1976, “Morsviazsputnik” has grown into a unique telecom operator that works not only in mobile satellite communications industry but also is approaching global fiber optic market as the appointed operator of the “Polar Express” project, the transarctic submarine fiber optic cable line from Murmansk to Vladivostok along the North Sea Route.

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