Arctic Regions Get Broadband, IPTV


Next time you are on an extreme vacation, say cavorting on an Arctic glacier in inhuman temperatures, and worry about not having broadband, or missing the American Idol…. relax help is at hand. Nokia and Norwegian operator Telenor are launching IP-based TV and other services to Svalbard, one of the world’s northernmost settlements. This is the Arctics …. baby. Sixty percent of the area is covered by glacier, and the inhabitants experience the extremes of long polar nights and summer-long midnight sun. More from the CIA Fact Book.

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