Finland backs plans for data cable along Northern Sea Route
The cable linking Asia and Europe would transform Finland into an important data hub. FINLAND has voiced its support for a Russian plan to build a 14,900 kilometres long undersea data cable along the Northern Sea Route, linking Asia and Europe. As conceived by Finland, the trans-Arctic cable would join the Finnish fibre optic cable network through Murmansk and continue to Central Europe along the bed of the Baltic Sea. “This is a big thing for us,” comments Juha Parantainen, a ministerial adviser at the Ministry of Transport and Communications.