Indefeasible Right of Use

Indefeasible Right of Use

IRU is a contractual agreement between a capacity owner of a submarine cable system and an international or wholesale customer (domestic/local operator) wanting to purchase long term capacity, whereby unrestricted, exclusive and indefeasible right of use to the applicable capacity on a cable system is sold

Quickfacts

IRU is specific to customers who want to purchase long term capacity and enjoy unrestricted, exclusive and indefeasible right of use to the applicable capacity on a cable system. Customer enter into a contractual agreement with Openserve (the capacity owner of a submarine cable system) 

 

Openserve offers two variations of IRUs namely:

  • Dedicated or Path Specific IRU – available for the lifetime of the IRU
  • Movable IRU - capacity purchased on a particular cable is usable between any locations on the cable (where Openserve has the appropriate rights).

 

Bandwidth capacity available: STM-1; STM-4; and STM-16 with optional restoration

Benefits

  • No minimum investment level required to invest in the submarine cable to benefit from international connectivity.
  • IRUs offer a reduced cost on price per Mbps in comparison to the standard lease offerings.

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