Internet to appear at North Pole in 2026

Internet to appear at North Pole in 2026

April 07, 2023

Five communication satellites will improve the work of sea and air transport, expeditions and polar explorers.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The Skif system satellites, which will be launched into low-Earth orbit, will provide Internet access in the Russian Arctic from 2026. Options to provide users in the Arctic with broadband, secure access to the World Wide Web without loss of quality will be discussed at the Sphere congress in April 2023.

The congress press service emphasized that the provision of Internet communications will help improve the sea and air transport work, as well as scientific expeditions, polar explorers, workers of meteorological services and energy facilities.

Now there is almost no Internet at the North Pole. Modern space systems allow you to talk on the phone and send short SMS messages. By combining the power of several satellites, you can connect to expensive and very slow Internet.

Recall that the program for connecting the Krasnoyarsk region villages to the Internet is planned to be completed five years earlier.

Last year, residents of the Taimyr village of Heta got mobile communications, This Is Taimyr wrote about the laying of deep-sea fiber optics along the Northern Sea Route.

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Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: Olga Polyanskaya

April 07, 2023

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