Cable Route, Red is submarine, Blue is terrestrial, now extended to London.
FARICE-1 is a submarine communications cable connecting Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Scotland. The cable is 100% owned by Icelandic shareholders. The cable had an initial design capacity of 720 Gb/s and is a two fibre pair design. The cable structure and repeaters were made by Pirelli and the terminal equipment was supplied by TYCO. In the year 2013 the terminal equipment was upgraded by Ciena (100Gb/s technology) bringing the total capacity of the submarine cable to 8 Tb/s. The cable has been in use since January 2004 without a fault. The cable has service access points in Reykjavik and Keflavik Airport as well as in London Telehouse East.