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Superfast Arctic undersea cable attracts Japan's Sojitz

Trading house among six new participants in final feasibility study

Snow-covered mountains in Svalbard, Norway: the new Arctic data cable will have landing points in Norway, Russia and Japan.   © Reuters

TOKYO/SAPPORO, Japan -- Six Japanese companies will participate in a final feasibility study for the first undersea communications line connecting Japan and Europe through the Arctic Ocean, slated to begin operations in 2023.

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