New Wave Media

October 27, 2015

Underwater 2 billion rubles Fiber-Optic Link

Underwater link Chukotka provide broadband internet access

Underwater link Chukotka provide broadband internet access


The cost of construction of underwater fiber-optic link from Kamchatka to Chukotka could exceed 2 billion rubles.

Prospects for the project discussed the governor of the Chukotka Autonomous District Roman Kopin, the president of "Rostelecom" Sergei Kalugin and executive vice-president Alexander Rogov. It is reported by the press service of the head of Chukotka.

Today communication services in Chukotka are available via satellites, so the communication quality is poor. According to experts, there are two ways to solve the problem: the redistribution capacity of the resource of the spacecraft "Express AM5" in favor of Chukotka or gasket link from Kamchatka to Anadyr.

"Ensuring equal access to broadband access to the Internet - it is an important national objective, which can be solved only through close cooperation. The project for the construction of an underwater link will install digital equality in Russia and gain commercial benefit ", - said Roman Kopin.

According to preliminary calculations, the total cost of the project is 2.2 billion rubles. The payback period will be about spending seven years. To determine the exact data on the length of the track, and capital expenditures necessary to carry out marine research. The estimated duration of the project - three years.

In addition, during the meeting with the leadership of the governor of Chukotka "Rostelecom", it was decided to allocate additional resources to provide more efficient operation divisions of the company, as well as medical institutions in the region.


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