Monday, 31 March 2014
Poseidon Submarine Network
Radius Oceanic Communications and Cyta reported testing and commissioning are complete on the Poseidon submarine cable system, a fiber optic network built to serve the oil and gas and scientific markets in the Eastern Mediterranean. Radius and its regional telecom partner, Cyta have also completed work to establish dual landing facilities in Cyprus, and to implement high-bandwidth end-to-end connectivity from Cyprus to the US. The commissioning of Poseidon provides unprecedented opportunities to the developing oil and gas industry in the region. Companies can create their development plans for deep water production with the certainty that the benefits of fiber optic capacity are available and can be easily extended to their platforms. CSnet International will begin migrating scientific traffic to Poseidon in April. CSnet will use Poseidon to more efficiently offer oceanographic, hydrographic and seismic data to all interested parties on a near real-time basis. The POSEIDON network extends for some 800 km from two shore landings in Cyprus, creating a fiber ring that borders the Cypriot EEZ, and enveloping the offshore oil and gas lease blocks established for development by the Republic of Cyprus.