Antenna on fibre optic cable will detect submarines

Last minute change in spec.

Fibre optic cable artists impression

The Government of the Republic has decided, at the last minute, to introduce a submarine detection antenna valued at €250 million in the new fibre optic ring between the mainland, Madeira and the Azores, with connections to Terceira and Ponta Delgada.
 
In addition to greater communications capacity and total system redundancy, the new fibre optic ring will also include equipment for seismic and climate detection, allowing the creation of a new data research centre in the Azores.

IP Telecom is preparing the launch process for the public tender for the installation of the ring of fibre optic cables that will become operational after the current cables have exceeded their useful life.

Thanks to PeterA for the link.

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