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A cable landing station, also known as a submarine cable landing station or a submarine cable station, is a facility located at the coastline where undersea fiber optic cables carrying international telecommunications and internet traffic are connected to terrestrial networks. These stations serve as the endpoint for submarine cables that span across oceans and seas, connecting different countries and continents. 

The landing station provides the interface between the submarine cables and the terrestrial infrastructure, allowing the data and communication signals to be transferred to local networks. This enables connectivity to various services, such as internet service providers (ISPs), telecommunication networks, and other data centers. 

Overall, cable landing stations play a critical role in enabling the connection of subsea cables to terrestrial networks, facilitating global communication and internet connectivity. 

Transatlantic submarine cables are undersea cables that span the Atlantic Ocean, connecting North America and Europe. These cables provide essential communication infrastructure, facilitating high-speed data transfer, internet connectivity, and international telecommunications between the two continents. 

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