Russia is Planning to Lay Cable Connecting Kuril Islands

2015-05-12

Rostelecom of Russia state-owned company is deploying a strip of fiber-optic cable to connect Russia and Kuril Islands.

Kuril Islands locates between Russia's far east Kamchatka peninsula and the Japanese Hokkaido island. The overall length of the Kuril Islands is 1300 kilometesand it includes 56 smaller islands. Now the Kuril Islands is under Russia's sakhalin government.

According to related information the 600 kilometers fiber-optic cable would connect Etorofu Island, Kunashir Island and Shikotan. In addition the item will adopt the way of public and private cooperation because of the insufficient national supporting funds.