HC Deb 30 July 1982 vol 28 cc788-9W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what route is proposed for the optical fibre cable across the North Sea to the Continent for telecommunications purposes; and how many submarine boosters will be required.

Mr. Butcher

British Telecom is exploring with its North Sea coastal partners the possibility of establishing a first operational submarine optical fibre system between Kent and the Belgian coast in 1984. It is expected that three submarine repeaters will be required.

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