WFN Strategies has received a contract by Kativik Regional Government, Canada, to provide cable route survey for the proposed Eastern Arctic Undersea Fibre Optic Network (EAUFON) submarine telecoms cable system.
EAUFON is a planned submarine cable with landing points at multiple communities in Canada’s Nunavik region.
The EAUFON has an initial ready for service date of 2020 with multiple extensions planned subsequently, WFN Strategies informed.
Although final funding has not yet been approved, initial work is already underway to expedite the process to have the route survey completed during the 2018 open water season.
“We are excited to be working again with the Kativik Regional Government in support of the EAUFON submarine cable project,” said WFN Strategies managing director, Wayne Nielsen. “We look forward to supporting this new system and its goal of enhancing connectivity to the Canadian Arctic.”