Satel­lites to boost farm com­mu­ni­ca­tions

Fish Farmer - - European News -

NOR­WAY is plan­ning to im­prove in­ter­net cov­er­age in the Arc­tic north, where many of its fish farms and fish­ing com­mu­ni­ties are lo­cated.

The in­dus­try says broad­band cov­er­age in the re­gion is poor and un­sta­ble. The gov­ern­ment now wants Nor­we­gian satel­lites to make broad­band com­mu­ni­ca­tions avail­able in the Arc­tic.

So Space Nor­way is hop­ing to launch two satel­lites in 2022 that will give round-the-clock cov­er­age.

‘Fast, sta­ble in­ter­net is im­por­tant to any­one op­er­at­ing in the High North, whether in ship­ping, de­fence, fish­eries or re­search,’ said trade and in­dus­try min­siter Tor­b­jørn Røe Isak­sen.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.