There are several advantages in building and operating open cable landing stations:

  1. Promoting higher value service Open cable landing stations encourage competition among telecommunication companies and service providers. By providing a neutral point of interconnection, multiple companies can access submarine cables, leading to a more competitive market environment. This competition can drive innovation, improve service quality, and lower prices for consumers.
  2. Enhancing Connectivity Open cable landing stations expand connectivity options by allowing multiple service providers to connect their networks to submarine cables. This increased connectivity can benefit businesses, consumers, and communities by providing access to a broader range of services and improving internet speeds and reliability.
  3. Reducing Costs Open-access models can help reduce the cost of deploying and maintaining submarine cable infrastructure. Instead of each provider needing to build its own landing station, multiple providers can share the same facility, reducing overall capital and operational expenses. This cost savings can be passed on to consumers through lower prices for internet services.
  4. Improving Resilience Open cable landing stations contribute to network resilience by enabling diverse routes for data transmission. In the event of a cable break or other disruption, having multiple service providers accessing the same landing station can help ensure continuity of service. This redundancy enhances the overall reliability of internet infrastructure.
  5. Facilitating Collaboration Open cable landing stations can facilitate collaboration and partnership among telecommunication companies, content providers, and other stakeholders. By providing a common platform for interconnection, these facilities can foster cooperation in areas such as network planning, capacity sharing, and service availability.

Overall, building an open cable landing station can promote a more competitive, resilient, and interconnected global telecommunications ecosystem, benefiting both service providers and end-users alike.

Inligo Networks is constructing and will operate an Open Cable Landing Station in Darwin Australia