SHEFA-2 runs from Torshavn in the Faroe Islands to Maywick in Shetland, from Sandwick in Shetland and onwards to Ayre of Caira in Orkney and from Manse Bay in Orkney to Banff in Scotland
SHEFA-2 is a fibre-optic submarine cable and the capacity with today’s technology is 57x10 Gbit/s. The total length of the cable is around 1000 km.
SHEFA-2 includes the world's longest purely passive optical fibre cable link (390km), entirely without amplifiers. With no submarine repeaters and no power feeds, repair and maintenance of the submarine cable is minimized. At the same time, the solution is future proof, as the end-point technology is the only item in need of change to increase the capacity.