CanaLink is a submarine network comprised of five subsystems, which links the Canary Islands and the Peninsula. Much more than a submarine cable, the system links three of the Canary Islands to each other and to the mainland, as well as to multiple customer sites. System features include: • 6 submarine cable Landings • Construction of a new technical building in Rota • Conditioning 4 buildings in Cadiz, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Palma • 1,000km of terrestrial fiber optic cable • 2,000km submarine cable • 21 access points to customers The five CanaLink subsystems include: 1. System from Tenerife to Rota with a branching unit to Gran Canaria 2. System from Tenerife to La Palma 3. System from Tenerife to Gran Canaria West 4. Protection System from Tenerife to the Peninsula 5. Loukkos System from Rota to Asilah (branching unit)


Connecting to the scientific and university community

RedIRIS-NOVA is the high-capacity communications network connecting the Spanish academic and scientific communities. It is based on a dedicated fiber operating model, which offers better flexibility with new telematic services, connecting university and research institutions through regional networks.

CanaLink´s Infrastructure* is used by the RedIRIS – NOVA for the connection of universities and public research centers in the Canary Islands, and from there to the rest of the RedIRIS- NOVA network in Spain.

*: The Peninsula-Canary Islands Project (CanaLink) was initiated by IslaLink in 2002, and was made possible through an alliance with the Cabildo de Tenerife (the island’s government) in 2009. The system entered into operation in 2011. However, in April 2013 IslaLink sold its shares in CanaLink.