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Norway Replaces Satellite-Link With Fiber for Northern Most Territory

By | February 2, 2004

      Telenor Svalbard has opened the world’s northernmost fiber-optic broadband access network at 78 degrees North, serving the citizens and businesses of Longyearbyen, Norway.

      Svalbard’s broadband access is supplied in partnership with the Norwegian Space Center, which has been Telenor’s partner in the rollout of two 1,400-kilometer (870 mile) fiber-optic cables between Longyearbyen and Harstad. The two submarine cables will replace the existing satellite-based mainland connection.

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