[bbc] A transatlantic telecommunications cable which will connect Northern Ireland directly to the US for the first time has been brought ashore.
US company Hibernia Atlantic brought the submarine cable to Portrush in an operation over the weekend.
The cable deployment is part of Project Kelvin which will improve the speed and extent to which NI firms can trade information with the rest of the world.
Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster said it was an "historic milestone".
"The new cable will connect Northern Ireland, for the first time, directly to North America and greatly improve connectivity with Europe," she said.
"When combined with the new terrestrial telecommunications infrastructure, currently under construction across Northern Ireland, it will put us at the heart of the global economy."
Communications cable lands in NI