Satellites to boost farm communications
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.