Quintillion’s System

Asia & Europe

Planned Expansion


Japan & Asia-Pacific
to the Arctic

  • Extends from Washington State to Japan.
  • Connects Alaska to Washington State.
  • Achieves route diversity, reduces latency, and establishes an Asian network.


Alaska to Canada
to Europe

  • Connects Alaska to Canada.
  • Extends through the Canadian Arctic to London, with landing stations at Thule AFB and Iceland.
  • Establishes Canadian and European Network.

Phase 2

Japan & Asia-Pacific to the Arctic

The planned Japan-Washington State Trans-Pacific Cable System (JAWS TPCS) will provide a diverse and low-latency connection between the United States and Japan, as well as onward connectivity to Asia-Pacific destinations. In addition, it will enable interconnection with the existing Alaskan network. All of which will be achieved using a new submarine cable system, extending from a new branching unit (to be placed along the JAWS-TPCS to the Phase I Nome branching unit).

Once complete, this cable will connect Alaska to the Pacific Northwest at a new Cable Landing Station (CLS). This will create a geographically diverse fiber ring around Alaska, thus establishing redundancy and resiliency to North American telecommunications routes.

Additionally, the system will have the potential to provide fiber optic capacity to US government clients located at Shemya Island. This connection will be a unique low latency cable traffic path for Alaska and the US North Pacific to Asia.

Phase 2 is in planning / development.

Phase 3

Alaska / Canada

Phase 3 extends the network 350 miles east from the Prudhoe Bay branching unit, with a landing in Northwestern Canada at Tuktoyaktuk. The system then proceeds 95 miles overland to Inuvik. From Inuvik, Quintillion will interconnect with existing fiber optic capacity to access continental US locations. We anticipate the ability to terminate Alaska traffic to major internet and telecommunication gateways in all US time-zones, including Seattle, Denver, Chicago, New York, and Ashburn, VA. Phase 3 creates multiple diverse routes for Alaska traffic on Quintillion’s fiber optic infrastructure.

Phase 3A is in planning / development.

Canada / Europe

Additionally, Phase 3 is designed to extend east from Northern Canada through the Northwest Passage, with potential landings in the Canadian Arctic, Greenland, and Iceland en-route to London, England. Other than London, additional potential landings in Europe are flexible and will be topics of discussion with one or more strategic partners. Phase 3 further diversifies Quintillion’s fiber optic infrastructure and connects Europe, North America, and Asia via a unique and low latency route (~153ms London to Tokyo) on the only submarine cable system that does not transit one or more continents. Our low latency design will eliminate a major source of delay, as well as potential service disruption.

Phase 3B is in planning / development.