As the Arctic region experiences new challenges faced by climate change and melting ice, new possibilities are emerging for the deployment of digital infrastructure and subsea cabling. Chief among them is Far North Fiber – a 17,000 km submarine cable system linking Europe and Asia through the Arctic region expected to come online in 2026. What are the opportunities and challenges associated with building and maintaining digital infrastructure and subsea cables in the Arctic Circle and across the Nordics? What are the broader implications for economic development, environmental sustainability, international collaboration, and geopolitics that submarine cables pose for the region and beyond?
Host & moderator Liselotte Lyngsø (founder of Future Navigator) welcomes to the stage:
Jovita Januskeviciute – EMEA Research Manager, DC Byte
Alexandra Middleton – Researcher, Connectivity Solutions in the Arctic, University of Oulu
Dag-Kjetil Hansen – CEO, Bredbåndsfylket (Far North Fiber's partner in Norway)
Merete Caubet – Vice President, Business Development, Fiber Networks, Bulk Infrastructure