Undersea network

June 1, 1996

Undersea network

According to DSC Communications A/S, Luleaa, Sweden, a consortium led by the company has been selected to lay a new 437-kilometer unrepeatered submarine cable network on the floor of the Baltic Sea. The contract, valued at US$16 million, was awarded by the initial parties to the project. They include Telekomunikacja Polska SA of Poland, Telia of Sweden, Tele Danmark International of Denmark, Telenor of Norway, Telecom Finland of Finland and Great Northern Telegraph Co. of Denmark, in addition to 13 other international telecommunications operators. The new network, known as Baltica, consists of three segments in a star configuration, with the Danish island of Bornholm in the center.

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