Landing Station Design
In their bid to connect Africa with the rest of the world, SEACOM financed and constructed three buildings within South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Kenya to serve as SEACOM cable landing stations. These SEACOM cable landing points are operated in compliance with local regulations and serve to carry out the following functions:
- Building 1 receives the submarine cable and interconnects to the backhaul to metropolitan PoPs.
- Building 2 is the subsidiary station that contains back up power, air conditioning and other essential plant requirements.
- Building 3 is the co-location area that serves to ensure direct, affordable open access to the submarine fibre optic network (co-location fees are determined by the running costs for the station).
Building 3 supplies full, equal and open access to connectivity to all carriers as a part of SEACOM's agreement with the national landing party.