Japan is the Hub for trans-Pacific and intra-Asia submarine networks, most of the trans-pacific submarine cable systems landing in Japan. There are more submarine cable landing stations in Japan than any other Asian countries, including Ajigaura, Chikura, Emi, Kita Ibaraki, Maruyama, Okinawa, Shin-Maruyama, Toyohashi and Wada cable landing stations.
Shin-Maruyama Cable Landing Station (Shin-Maruya CLS) locates nearby the Boso Flower Line, in Tateyama City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. In fact, Shin-Maruya CLS is a colocation at the Maruyama Cable Landing Station which is close to Chikura, Wada and Emi cable landing stations. Shin-Maruya CLS is now the cable landing station for Trans-Pacific Express(TPE) and Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) submarine cable systems.
Japan is the Hub for trans-Pacific and intra-Asia submarine networks, most of the trans-pacific submarine cable systems landing in Japan. There are now 17 international submarine cable landing stations.
List of cable landing stations in Japan:
- Kita Ibaraki Cable Landing Station
- Ajigaura Cable Landing Station
- Emi Cable Landing Station
- Wada Cable Landing Station
- Maruyama Cable Landing Station
- Shin-Maruyama Cable Landing Station
- Chikura Cable Landing Station
- Mirura Cable Landing Station
- Ninomiya Cable Landing Station
- Toyohashi Cable Landing Station
- Shima Cable Landing Station
- Miyazaki Cable Landing Station
- Fukuoka Cable Landing Station
- Kitakyushu Cable Landing Station
- Naoetsu Cable Landing Station
- Ishikari Cable Landing Station
- Okinawa Cable Landing Station
Chikura Cable Landing Station (Chikura CLS) locates at Chikura City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, nearby the Boso Flower Line. Chikura CLS is about 5 km south to the Maruyama Cable Landing Station. Chikura CLS is now the cable landing station for APCN-2, C2C, China-US CN and Unity (EAC Pacific) submarine cable systems.
Maruyama Cable Landing Station locates nearby the Boso Flower Line, in Tateyama City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, close to Chikura, Wada and Emi cable landing stations. Maruya CLS is the cable landing station for Japan-US CN(J-US), Autralia Japan Cable (AJC) and Trans-Pacific Express(TPE) submarine cable systems.
Maruyama Cable Landing Station is one of the most popular place for capacity exchange in Japan. Maruyama CLS is a carrier neutral cable landing station, running by Softbank, with open colocations for other carriers.
Maruyama CLS consists of three buildings. Building A is dedicated for domestic terrestrial systems of Softbank. The terminal equipments for the Japan-US CN are installed in Building B, which serves as carrier neutral colocation as well. The terminals for the AJC and the TPE submarine cable systems are installed in Building C. The station owner of the Maruyama CLS, Softbank, is not a consortium member of the TPE submarine cable system. NTT gets colocation facilities from Softbank as the cable landing station for the TPE cable system, and names it as Shin-Maruyama Cable Landing Station.
Shima Cable Landing Station (Shima CLS) locates in Shima, Mie Prefecture, Japan. Shima is an important city for submarine networks, as multiple submarine cable systems landing in Shima, including Japan-US CN and PC-1 trans-pacific cable systems, C2C and EAC intra-Asia cable systems and AJC Australia-Japan Cable system.
Kitaibaraki Cable Landing Station (Kitaibaraki CLS) locates in Kitaibaraki City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, is so far the northest internation submarine cable landing station in Japan. Kitaibaraki CLS is the cable landing station for Japan-US CN(J-US) and APCN-2 submarine cable systems.