Reston, VA, USA / Singapore September 28, 2023Inligo Networks and Laser Light Companies have signed a fifteen-year $175 million (USD) Reciprocal Master Services Agreement for optical service capacity throughout the Asia-Pacific Region. As part of the terms, Laser Light intends to purchase optical transport capacity from Inligo on its terrestrial and subsea cables in and around Southeast Asia, Australasia, and the Pacific US. In turn, Inligo intends to purchase from Laser Light its redundant, resilient global connectivity to meet the needs of its customers overhead and beyond its current network footprint via Laser Light’s next-generation data service platform.

Inligo Networks will provide additional regional connectivity to Laser Light’s planned network hubs, effectively meshing many of its optical satellite ground stations and points of presence across Asia and the Pacific, including Australia’s Northern Territory. The solution provides Laser Light with significant redundant network capacity via terrestrial, and subsea cable infrastructures, complementing its optical satellite capacity. The agreement also allows Laser Light to leverage a range of Inligo’s low latency routes between the USA, Pacific and Asia and the development of the technology in Australasia where the demand for connectivity remains high.

Laserlight Communications Network Topology Map - as seen by Google Earth

Working together, Inligo gains access to their next-generation global optical network to provide the lowest latency, highly redundant communications platform for their customers beyond its existing customer footprint. Additionally, in the event of an outage or service failure on the Inligo subsea network, the optical satellite capabilities will provide equivalent, restoration services for Inligo’ s customers.

“The opportunity to partner with Laser Light as a foundation customer on our Asia Connect Cable (ACC-1) and Unite networks, along with being able to supplement these networks with Laser Light’s capabilities, global reach and unique service portfolio, adds significant opportunities for our customers. The alignment of two disruptive, innovative high-tech organisations will generate truly meaningful benefits for our customers and shareholders as well as driving efficiencies for our respective organisations.”

Simon Zettl, Commercial Director and Chief Revenue Officer at Inligo Networks

“The demand for connectivity options across the Pacific is immense, and we are honoured to have Inligo Networks as one of our founding launch customers. Given their secure infrastructure, high-speed, low latency, and reliable telecommunications solutions, Inligo is an ideal partner to expand and accelerate the reach of the Laser Light’ advanced data services platform throughout Asia Pacific.”

Bob Brumley, Chairman and CEO of Laser Light Companies.

These reciprocal services will commence upon initial operations of the Laser Light platform expected to begin at the end of 2023 with Australia being in the first phase of its Beta Program roll-out in partnership with Nokia announced in June. Exact deployment and contract value details will be announced in the coming months.