The Silphium cable system is a 425km repeaterless submarine cable system connecting Darnah in Libya with Chania in Greece, across the Mediterranean Sea.
The Silphium cable system is first wholly-owned submarine cable system of the Libyan International Telecom Company (LITC), with OTEGLOBE providing the landing facilities in Chania and access to their vast European network.
The Silphium cable system has an initial system capacity of 1.2 Tbps, using 10 Gbps DWDM technology, upgradable to 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps.
Silphium is the third Libyan international submarine cable system, in addition to Europe India Gateway (EIG) and Italy-Libya. There is also a domestic submarine cable system in Libyan, the Libyan Fiber Optic Network (LFON).
Silphium was supplied by Huawei Marine (now HMN Techonologies), ready for service in January 2013.