Telia and EniTel to offer high bandwidth link in North Sea (December 1997)

The Financial Times recently reported a new joint venture between Swedish state telecommunications company, and Norwegian EniTel which will provide fiber optic link between North Sea oil and gas platforms and a new high bandwidth communications network linking Scandinavia and the UK.

The newly formed company, Norsea Com is aimed at the growing market of very high volume data transmission, especially that generated by seismic surveying. Fiber offers significantly higher bandwidth than the existing satellite and radio links. BP Phillips and Amoco have already expressed their intent to join the project linking North Sea platforms to the new fiber-optic link between Stavanger and London. This is planned to be extended to Aberdeen in the future. Initial project cost is estimated at $38 million.

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