Update: Undersea fiber link to Svalbard returns to full redundant service with temporary fix awaiting cable vessel

by Peter B. de Selding

UPDATE Jan. 21: An undersea fiber-optic cable running from the Norwegian mainland to Svalbard that suffered a failure on Jan. 7 has been returned to service following a temporary fix using an alternate power supply, cable operator Space Norway said.

Two identical cables separated by between five and 10 kilometers provide broadband connectivity and data communications from the many Earth observation satellites using KSat-provided Earth stations to send down data. The redundant cable was not affected by the outage, and KSat service was not interrupted.

Space Norway said the failure was in . . .

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