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Global Submarine Optical Fiber Cables Industry

  • March 2015
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables in Thousand Kilometers. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the Africa, Transatlantic, Europe & Mediterranean, Transpacific, and South East Asia. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 111 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Alcatel-Lucent
Angola Cables
Bezeq International Ltd.
Bharti Airtel Limited
Cable & Wireless Communications Plc

Table Of Contents

Global Submarine Optical Fiber Cables Industry



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Submarine Optical Fiber Cables I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Prelude II-1
Growth Drivers in a Nutshell II-2
Fiber Optics - The Preferred Transmission Medium for Undersea
Applications II-2
Internet's Rising Contribution to Economy: Need for Submarine
Cables II-3
Rising Bandwidth Demand Putting the Global Submarine Cables
Market in Overdrive II-3
Table 1: Global Used Bandwidth (in Gbps) for years 2009
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 2: Number of Internet Users Worldwide (in Million) and
Penetration Percentage for Years 2001, 2011 and 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 3: Global Internet Usage (2013): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Number of Internet Users for Select Countries
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
Table 4: Worldwide Internet Penetration Rates (%) by Region:
January 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
Table 5: Top Ten Internet Countries: Ranked by Number of
Internet Users (in Millions): January 2014 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 6: Worldwide Active Broadband (Fixed and Mobile) Per 100
People (2013): Breakdown by Geographic Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7
Internet Traffic on the Rise II-8
Table 7: Global IP Traffic by Geographic Region (2013 and
2018) (in exabytes per month) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-9
Table 8: Global IP Traffic by Type of Device (2013 and 2018):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Monthly IP Traffic for M2M,
Personal Computers, Smartphones, Tablets, Televisions, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10
Rise in IP-enabled Devices Necessitates Bandwidth Capacity
Expansion II-10
Table 9: Global Mobile Broadband Subscriptions (in Million)
in Developed and Developing Countries (2014) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 10: Active Mobile Broadband Subscriptions per 100
Inhabitants (2007-2014) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 11: Active Mobile Broadband Subscriptions per 100
Inhabitants by Region (2014) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-12
Decentralization of International Bandwidth Demand and Cable
Systems II-13
Table 12: Global Used International Bandwidth by Geographic
Region (2009-2013): Ranked by % CAGR for Middle East,
Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe, North America, and
Oceania (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13
Growth in Internet Video to Trigger Use of Submarine Cable
Systems II-13
Table 13: Consumer Internet Video Traffic by Geographic
Region (2014 and 2018) (in exabytes per month) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14
Mobile Videos Streaming Gathers Steam II-15
Table 14: Smartphone Penetration Worldwide (as a Percentage
of Total Population) for Major Countries: 2014E (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 15: Smartphone Penetration Rate (%) for Select
Countries Worldwide as a Percentage of Mobile Phone Users:
2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17

Table 16: Global Smartphones Market by Geographic Region -
Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18
Impact of Economic Uncertainties on Submarine Cables Market II-18
Demand for International Submarine Cable Capacity on the Rise II-19
Table 17: Global Activated Capacity on Major Long-Haul Routes
(2007-2013) (in Gbps) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20
Saturation in Mature Markets Pushes Carriers to Seek New
Opportunities II-20
Emerging Markets Offer World of Possibilities II-21
Submarine Cable Companies Focus on Unserved Routes II-21
Lack of New Submarine Cable System Installations: A Cause of
Concern? II-21
Existing Intercontinental Submarine Cable Systems II-22
Table 18: Existing Systems and Capacity Vs Proposed Systems and
Capacity II-24
Upgrades Find Favor over New Subsea Network Installations II-24
Table 19: Potential Lit Capacity (%) on Major Submarine
Cable Routes Worldwide (2010-2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart)) II-25

Table 20: Worldwide Submarine Cable Network Market
(2009-2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of 10G, 40G and 100G
by Upgrade Technology (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26
Major 100G System Upgrade Projects by Company (2013 and 2014) II-26
Cable Deployment Projects for New Routes on the Rise II-27
Table 21: Worldwide New Submarine Cable Construction
Projects (2012-2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Construction Costs for Africa, Asia, Europe-Asia, Latin
America and Caribbean, Mediterranean, Middle East, Oceania,
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27
Proposed Submarine Cable Projects Worldwide: An Overview II-28
Financing Structure of Submarine Cable Systems II-30
Table 22: Funding for New Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Systems
(1987-2014 and 2010-2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Investment by Financier(s) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-30
Investments in New Projects: Slow Yet Steady Inflows II-31
Table 23: Global Submarine Optical Fiber Cable Market
(2008-2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Investments in
New Projects by Geographic Region (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-32

Table 24: Global Submarine Optical Fiber Cable Market:
Breakdown of Annual Investments in New Projects (in US$
Million) by Ready-For-Service (RFS) Date (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32

Table 25: Proposed New Submarine Optical Fiber Projects for
the Year 2015 and Beyond - Percentage Share Breakdown of
Investments by Category (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 26: Proposed New Submarine Fiber Optic Projects for
the Year 2015 and Beyond - Percentage Share Breakdown of New
Projects by Geographic Region (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-33
Unconventional Applications Provide Growth Opportunities II-33
Creating Mesh Networks for Greater Reliability and Faster
Connectivity II-34
Low Latency of Cable Systems: Sought After among Electronic
Trading Companies II-34
Technology Advances Promise Faster Undersea Transmissions II-34
Service Providers Focus on Improving Flexibility of Submarine
Cable Networks II-35
Subsea Cables Encounter Challenges due to Big Data II-36
Submarine Cables: At Risk from Snooping, Natural Disasters and
Financial Crisis II-36
Congestion, Political Feuds Push Subsea Cable Companies to
Seek Alternate Routes II-37
Upgrade Suppliers Gaining Prominence II-38
Table 27: Leading Suppliers of New Systems in the Submarine
Cable Systems Market (2004-2014): Percentage Share Breakdown
of New Systems Supplied for Primary Contracts for
Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu, Huawei Marine, NEC, NSW, TE SubCom
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39
SLTE Market Slowdown Affects Vendor Margins II-39
Table 28: Leading Vendors in the Global Submarine System
Construction Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Revenues for Alcatel Lucent, TE SubCom, NEC Group and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 29: Leading Vendors in the Global Submarine Cables
Market (2008-2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Supply
Contracts for Alcatel-Lucent, TE SubCom, NEC, Huawei Marine
Networks, Fujitsu, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-40

2. SUBMARINE OPTICAL FIBER CABLES: AN INTRODUCTION II-41
Submarine Optical Fiber Cables II-41
History and Development II-41
Optical Telephone Cables II-42
Basic Structure of Submarine Communication Cable II-42
Other Components of Submarine Cable Network II-43
Cable Landing Points II-43
Cable Landing Stations II-43
Cable Termination Stations II-44
IT Systems II-44
Submarine Branching Units II-44
Ownership Structure in Submarine Cable Industry II-44
Submarine Cables: An Edge over Satellite Communications II-45
SEA-ME-WE 3: The Longest Submarine Cable Network II-45

3. REGULATORY LANDSCAPE II-46
Regulations for Cable Deployment and Protection II-46
2011 Omnibus Resolution on Oceans and the Law of the Sea:
Glance at Key Specifications II-46
A Peek into Provisions of UNCLOS for Undersea Cables II-47
Convention for the Protection of Submarine Telegraph Cables II-47
Australia: Legal Framework for Submarine Cables II-47

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-48
Tata Communications Purchases Significant Capacity in Seabras-
1 Submarine Cable II-48
Telekom Malaysia Bags Contract to Develop and Construct new 3
,500km Submarine Cable System II-48
Trans Pacific Express Selects Ciena for Submarine Cable Upgrade II-48
Brazil Mulling Plans to Deploy Underwater Fiber Optic Cables
in Amazon Basin II-48
Telstra Introduces 100 Gbps Connectivity on APAC Submarine Cables II-48
Alcatel-Lucent and ACE Consortium Completes Field Trial on ACE
System II-48
Telstra Upgrades Select Undersea Cables with 100Gbps Speeds II-48
Hibernia Networks to Connect Express cable to Cork, Ireland II-49
Alcatel-Lucent to Construct Tasman Global Access Undersea
Cable System II-49
Alcatel-Lucent and Cinia Group to Deploy New 100G Undersea
Cable System Linking Finland to Germany II-49
Xtera Awards Research Contract to Fraunhofer HHI II-49
CWC to Acquire Columbus International II-49
Alcatel-Lucent Commences Construction of Sea-Me-We 5 Undersea
Cable System II-49
Alcatel-Lucent and Seaborn Networks Commences Construction of
US-Brazil Seabras-1 Submarine Fiber Optic Cabl System II-49
Seaborn Networks Enters into Agreement with Microsoft II-50
Alcatel-Lucent and SAT-3/WASC/SAFE Consortium Upgrade the SAT
-3/WASC Undersea Cable System II-50
Chunghwa Telecom Enters into an Agreement for Construction of
New Cross Pacific Submarine Cable II-50
Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks Enters into Agreement with
Sercel to Acquire Optoplan II-50
Alcatel-Lucent to Launch Submarine Networks Business II-50
Alcatel-Lucent Enters into Contract with SEA-ME-WE 5
Consortium for New Undersea Cable System II-50
Alcatel-Lucent to Upgrade EASSy Submarine Cable System II-50
Angola Cables Enters into Contract with NEC II-51
Europe India Gateway Upgrades International Submarine Cable
System with Ciena II-51
Huawei Marine Networks Commences Manufacturing of Far East
Submarine System II-51
Angola Cables, Algar Telecom, Antel and Google to Build New
Undersea Fiber-Optic Cable II-51
AAG Consortium Selects Ciena to Upgrade Trans-Pacific Cable
Network II-51
Tyco Electronics Clinches Contract from Navy II-51
Ciena, Southern Cross and Vodafone New Zealand Collaborate II-51
EQT Infrastructure II Acquires IslaLink Submarine Cables II-52
Digicel Acquires Submarine Fibre Network across the Caribbean
Region II-52
Alcatel-Lucent Commences Construction of Subsea Cable for Seaborn II-52
Seaborn Networks Increases Submarine Fiber Optic Capacity II-52
Digicel to Build New Undersea Cable Connecting All Pacific
Islands II-52
Telkom Invests in the Upgrade on SAT-3/WASC/ SAFE Submarine
Cable System II-52
Globe Telecom Join Forces with International Telecom Companies II-52
PLDT Selects PCCW Global to Build new Fibre-Optic Network II-52
Google Collaborates with Leading Telecom Companies to Deploy
Fastest Trans-Pacific Submarine Cable II-53
Six-Company Global Consortium to Construct new Trans-Pacific
Cable System II-53
TE SubCom Commences new Hibernia Express Submarine Cable System II-53
Orange to Build New High-Speed Submarine Cable II-53
IslaLink Deploys Infinera DTN-X Packet Optical Transport
Networking Platform for Submarine Network II-53
Global Cloud Xchange to Lay New Submarine Fiber Optic Cables II-53
Xtera Communications Bags Contract from DISA II-53
NTT to Lay First Submarine Optical Fiber Cable in Cambodia II-54
New Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Lands in Conakry, Guinea II-54
Huawei, Huawei Marine and Tata Communications Conclude First
400G Field Trial on Long-Haul Subsea Network of Over 6000km II-54
Alcatel-Lucent Upgrades Apollo Undersea Cable System II-54
Dialog Axiata to Invest in New BBG Submarine Cable System II-54
Huawei Marine Networks Enters into Partnership with Telkom
Indonesia II-54
Level 3 Communications to Build Pacific Ocean Submarine Cable
Network II-54
i2i Upgrades Submarine Network Using Ciena's Converged Packet
Optical and Network Management Solutions II-54
MENA Cables Enters into IRU Agreement with Telecom Egypt II-55
Telstra Upgrades Multiple Submarine Cables II-55
Palau Telecoms Inks LOI with Xtera Communications II-55
Ciena® and Pacnet Upgrade Trans-Pacific Submarine Cable II-55
Ocean Networks Signs LOI with Xtera Communications II-55
Australia Japan Cable Deploys Infinera DTN-X Packet Optical
Transport Networking Platform for Submarine Routes II-55
Xtera Demonstrates Unrepeatered Transmission Performance II-55
Reliance Globalcom Selects Ciena's GeoMesh Solution to Upgrade
FA-1 North Submarine Cable System II-55
Telefónica Global Solutions Selects Ciena's GeoMesh Solution
to Expand SAm-1 Submarine and Terrestrial Network II-56
Pacnet Deploys Optical Mesh Network on its EAC Pacific Fiber
Optic Cable System II-56
PCCW Global Lands West Africa Cable System II-56
Dolphin Telecoms to Land New Submarine Cable in Nigeria II-56
Farice Deploys Ciena's 100G Coherent Optical Transport
Technology to Upgrade the FARICE-1 Submarine Cable Network II-56
Huawei Marine Networks Commences Commercial Operation of
Branching Unit Manufacturing Plant and Second Generation
Undersea Repeater II-56
Bahamas Telecommunications Chooses Huawei Marine Optix BWS
1600S to Upgrade BDSNi II-56
NTT Installs Upgraded 100Gbps Digital Coherent Technology on
Trans-Pacific Route II-57
Angola Cables Inks Agreement with Epsilon Telecommunications II-57
Ezecom and Telekom Malaysia Ink MoU II-57
SEACOM to Construct SAMS Cable II-57
Alcatel-Lucent and WACS Ink Submarine Agreement II-57
Omantel Signs Agreement to Construct BBG Submarine Cable System II-57
Orange Tunisia and Tunisiana Ink Agreement with Interoute to
Commission Didon Submarine Cable II-57
CWC and Columbus Ink Strategic Alliance II-58
Expresso Telecom Group Introduces ACE Submarine Cable Station II-58
Reliance Jio Infocomm Teams Up with Vodafone to Build Subsea
Cable Network II-58
ECFS Consortium Chooses Xtera to Upgrade Festoon Subsea Cable
System II-58
Reliance JioInfocomm Inks Agreement with Bharti Airtel Ink
Agreement for Using Undersea Cable II-58
Telefonica, MedNautilus, PIPE Networks, PACNET and KDDI
Selects Infinera DTN-X Platform to Expand Subsea Networks II-58
OSI Awards Supply Contract to TE SubCom for the POSEIDON
Submarine Cable Project II-58
Telstra Inks MOU with SubPartners to Build APX West Submarine
Cable II-59
Infinera Supplies DTN-X Platform to Pacnet II-59
Reliance Globalcom Selects Ciena's GeoMesh Solution to Upgrade
Trans-Atlantic FA-1 South Submarine Network II-59
SEACOM Selects Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and
OneControl Unified Management System to Upgrade Submarine
Network II-59
Reliance Globalcom Upgrades Trans-Atlantic FA-1 South Sub-sea
Network with GeoMesh II-59
MedNautilus Deploys Infinera DTN-X Platform across the
Mediterranean II-59
Fujitsu and NEC Conclude Construction of Asia Submarine-cable
Express System II-59
Global Caribbean Fiber Selects Ciena for Upgrading Antilles
Crossing Submarine Network II-60
TE SubCom Upgrades Trans-Pacific Express Submarine Cable System II-60
KDDI Chooses Infinera DTN-X with Instant Bandwidthâ„¢ for 100G
Upgrade of Cable System II-60
Tata Communications to Introduce 100-Gbps Services on TGN-
Atlantic Submarine Fiber-Optic Cable System II-60
Alcatel-Lucent and America Móvil to Develop America Móvil 1
Submarine Cable System II-60
Infinera Supplies Infinera DTN-X Platform to OVH II-60
NEC Secures Supply Contract from Chunghwa Telecom II-60
Xtera Unveils 100G Technology for Subsea Cable Systems II-61
Tata Communications Upgrades TGN-Atlantic Sub-Sea Cable System II-61
China Unicom Unveils Undersea Fiber-Optic Cable to Link Taiwan
and China II-61
Alcatel-Lucent Upgrades Trans-Pacific Cable System II-61
TSE-1 consortium Launch TSE-1 Submarine Cable II-61
Pacnet to Deploy Integrated OTN Switching and 100 Gb/s Optical
Mesh Network II-61
Huawei Marine Releases RPT 1660 and BU1650 for Commercial
Availability II-61
Alcatel-Lucent to Divest Submarine-cable Unit II-61
Ciena and Farice to Jointly Upgrade DANICE Submarine Cable System II-61
ACE Consortium Unveils ACE Submarine Cable II-62
Main One Cable Renews Marine Maintenance Contract with
Alcatel-Lucent II-62
Alcatel-Lucent Bags Contract to Upgrade MAYA-1 Submarine Cable
System II-62
Angola Cable Launches Angola-Brazil Undersea Cable System II-62
NTT Communications Announces ASE Link to Hong Kong II-62
France Telecom to Introduce Fiber Optic Submarine Cable System II-62
Reliance Globalcom to Upgrade FLAG Europe- Asia Undersea
Network with Ciena's WaveLogicâ„¢ 100G Networking Solutions II-62
Mitsubishi Electric Completes Upgrade of India-Middle East-
Western Europe Cable Network System II-63
Cyprus Telecommunications Authority Installs DTN-X Platform of
Infinera II-63
Telmax Obtains Approval for AMX-1 Submarine Cable from SEMARNAT II-63
Gulf Bridge International and Xtera Communications Introduce
Repeatered Submarine Cable System II-63
Telefonica International Wholesale Services to Upgrade
Undersea Cable System with Infinera DTN-X Platform II-63
Latin American Nautilus Upgrades its Submarine Network II-63
Oceanteam Shipping and WIND Form Joint Venture II-63
Telebras and IslaLink Ink Memorandum of Understanding for
Submarine Cable Network II-64
PIPE Networks to Upgrade Submarine Cable System with Infinera
DTN-X Platform II-64
Tamares Telecom Deploys Xtera's Platform in SLTE Configuration II-64
Chunghwa Telecom Completes Work on Kinmen-Xiamen Submarine
Cable System II-64
Eurofiber Uses Infinera DTN Platform to Offer 100GbE Services II-64
Ciena® Corporation Collaborates with LION2 Consortium II-64
TIME dotCom Berhad Signs Construction and Maintenance Agreement II-64
Reliance Globalcom Introduces New Undersea Cable in Iraq II-64
ACPL, IOCPL and Global Marine Renew Undersea Cable Maintenance
Contracts II-65
GlobeNet Announces Extension of Subsea Network to Colombia II-65
Batelco and GBI Enter into Agreement II-65
South African Government and Major Telecommunications
Operators Introduce WACS Submarine Cable System II-65
The Consortium Rolls Out West Africa Cable System II-65
Tonga Cable Selects Alcatel-Lucent for Laying Undersea Cable
Links II-65
Digicel Announces FibraLink Extension to Haiti II-65
Angola Cables and Telebras Ink Agreement II-65
Tata Communications Completes Construction of Tata Global
Network-Eurasia Cable System II-66
Emerald Networks Selects TE SubCom II-66
Seaborn Networks to Establish Direct Link between New York and
Sao Paulo II-66
Main One Increases Lit Capacity on Submarine Fibre Optic Cable
System II-66
TE SubCom Announces Completion of TGN-Gulf and TGN-EA Undersea
Cables II-66
Vodafone Acquires Cable and Wireless Worldwide II-66
SCCN and AARNet Enhance Capacity II-66
ASSC-1 Communications Group Unveils Perth to Singapore
Submarine Cable System II-66
GBI Connects Undersea Cable to Iraq II-67
Alcatel-Lucent and Bezeq International Launch Jonah Submarine
Cable System Linking Israel and Italy II-67
CALIENT to Provide Photonic Switching to SCCN II-67
Huawei Marine Inks Construction Contract for Hibernia
Atlantic's GFN Project Express Segment II-67
PCCW Global Collaborates with Ciena to Upgrade RNAL Cable System II-67
Sify Technologies Sets Up Subsea Cable Landing Station in Mumbai II-67
Global Marine Bags Cable Maintenance Contract for the NAZ II-67
Bezeq International Unveils Undersea Cable II-67

5. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-68
Alcatel-Lucent (France) II-68
Angola Cables (Angola) II-68
Bezeq International Ltd. (Israel) II-68
Bharti Airtel Limited (India) II-69
Cable and Wireless Communications Plc (UK) II-70
China United Network Communications Group Co., Ltd. (Hong Kong) II-70
Ciena Corporation (US) II-71
Emerald Networks, Inc. (US) II-71
Fujitsu Limited (Japan) II-72
Global Cloud Xchange Limited (UK) II-72
Globacom Limited (Nigeria) II-72
Gulf Bridge International, Inc. (US) II-73
Huawei Marine Networks Co., Limited (China) II-73
Infinera Corporation (US) II-73
Interoute Communications Ltd. (UK) II-74
Kokusai Cable Ship Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-74
Main One Cable Company Limited (Nigeria) II-75
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan) II-75
NEC Corp. (Japan) II-76
Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (Germany) II-76
NTT World Engineering Marine Corporation (Japan) II-76
Orange Marine (France) II-77
Pacnet Limited (Singapore, Hong Kong) II-77
PCCW Global (Hong Kong) II-77
PIPE Networks Pty Ltd (Australia) II-78
Seaborn Networks LLC (US) II-78
StarHub Ltd. (Singapore) II-78
Tata Communications Limited (India) II-79
TE SubCom (US) II-79
Telkom SA SOC Limited (South Africa) II-80
Xtera Communications, Inc. (US) II-80

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-81
Table 30: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Submarine Optical Fibers Cables by Geographic Region - Africa,
Transatlantic, Europe and Mediterranean, Transpacific, South
East Asia, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Cumulative Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 31: World Historic Review for Submarine Optical Fibers
Cables by Geographic Region - Africa, Transatlantic, Europe and
Mediterranean, Transpacific, South East Asia, and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Cumulative Installations
in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 32: World 14-Year Perspective for Submarine Optical
Fibers Cables by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Cumulative Installations for Africa, Transatlantic, Europe and
Mediterranean, Transpacific, South East Asia, and Others
Markets for the Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83


III. MARKET

1. AFRICA III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Need for Connectivity Drives Focus onto Submarine Cables III-1
Existing West African and East African Intercontinental Systems III-2
Table 33: Comparing Submarine Cable Systems in Africa
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 34: African International Internet Bandwidth (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Internet Traffic Flow by
Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
Imminent Explosion in International Connectivity through
Submarine Cables III-3
Proposed Sub-Saharan African Intercontinental Systems III-4
High-Capacity Submarine Cables to Wire-up Africa III-4
Emergence of VoIP Services III-4
African Countries Take Measures to Control High Cost of
Bandwidth III-4
New Submarine Cables to Boost Internet Connectivity in Africa III-5
Extending Connectivity to Land-locked Nations is Key for
Future Growth III-5
Seacom, EASSy Experience Problems on Undersea Cable Systems III-5
East Africa III-6
Submarine Cable Systems Spur Demand for Broadband Internet
Services III-6
Surging Demand for Mobile Communications and Internet Services III-6
West Africa III-6
Launch of New Cable Systems to Bring Broadband Connectivity III-6
Southern Africa III-7
Nigeria III-7
Submarine Cable Systems to Drive-down Bandwidth Prices III-7
Delay in Approval for National Broadband Policy Affects
Investments III-8
Strategic Corporate Developments III-9
Key Players III-12
B.Market Analytics III-14
Table 35: African Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Submarine Optical Fibers Cables Analyzed with Cumulative
Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 36: African Historic Review for Submarine Optical
Fibers Cables Analyzed with Cumulative Installations in ‘000
Kilometers for the Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

2. TRANSATLANTIC III-16
A.Market Analysis III-16
Transatlantic: The Largest Submarine Cable Route III-16
A Glance at Existing Transatlantic Cable Systems III-17
Planned Transatlantic Cable Systems III-17
Table 37: Activated Transatlantic Capacity (2007-2013) (In
Gbps) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18
The United States III-18
US Government Tightens Control on Undersea Cable Services
and Systems III-18
The New Framework and its Objectives III-19
Latin America III-19
Overview III-19
Table 38: International Bandwidth Demand in South America
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown by Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20
New Wave of Projects Hit Latin America III-20
Brazil: A Lucrative Connectivity Target for Submarine Cable
Projects III-21
Strategic Corporate Developments III-21
Key Players III-26
B.Market Analytics III-30
Table 39: Transatlantic Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Submarine Optical Fibers Cables Analyzed with
Cumulative Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 40: Transatlantic Historic Review for Submarine
Optical Fibers Cables Analyzed with Cumulative Installations
in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

3. EUROPE and MEDITERRANEAN III-32
A.Market Analysis III-32
Outlook III-32
Europe III-32
Table 41: European International Internet Bandwidth by
Region (2009-2013): Ranked by % CAGR for Ukraine, Belgium,
Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, France,
Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, UK, Spain and Italy
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33
Finland Looks to Expand Bandwidth through New Submarine
Cable Link III-33
South Asia and Middle East Submarine Cable Route: A Review III-34
Existing South Asian Interregional Systems III-34
Proposed South Asian Interregional Systems III-35
Submarine Cables in Asia: High Growth Opportunities III-35
India: Submarine Cables Market on Expansion Mode III-35
Telecom Majors Team Up for Submarine Cable Projects III-36
Monopoly Allegations in CLS Sector Hits Submarine Cables
Market III-37
Accidental and Intentional Threats Affect Communications III-38
The Middle East III-38
Limited Submarine Cable Systems Lead to High Broadband Prices III-38
Table 42: A Synopsis of Proposed and Existing Submarine
Cable Systems in Middle East and North Africa (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 43: Middle Eastern International Internet Bandwidth
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Internet Traffic
Flow by Geographic Region (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40
Egypt: An Important Host of Submarine Cables III-40
Strategic Corporate Developments III-40
Key Players III-46
B.Market Analytics III-50
Table 44: Europe and Mediterranean Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Submarine Optical Fibers Cables Analyzed
with Cumulative Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 45: Europe and Mediterranean Historic Review for
Submarine Optical Fibers Cables Analyzed with Cumulative
Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

4. TRANSPACIFIC III-52
A.Market Analysis III-52
Outlook III-52
Transpacific Route: A Brief Review III-52
Table 46: Activated Transpacific Capacity (2007-2013) (in
Gbps) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53
Existing Transpacific Cable Systems III-53
Planned Transpacific Cable Systems III-54
Japan: Earthquake and Tsunami Disrupt Fiber-Optic Submarine
Cables III-54
Australia and New Zealand III-54
Existing Australia/New Zealand Intercontinental Systems III-55
Proposed Australia/New Zealand Intercontinental Systems III-55
High Cost of Internet Data Transmission over Submarine Cables III-55
Creating Mesh Networks for Greater Reliability and Faster
Connectivity III-56
Pacific Fibre's New Cable Plan Collapses III-56
New Cables: Still a Viable Proposition? III-56
Strategic Corporate Developments III-57
Key Players III-60
B.Market Analytics III-63
Table 47: Transpacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Submarine Optical Fibers Cables Analyzed with
Cumulative Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 48: Transpacific Historic Review for Submarine Optical
Fibers Cables Analyzed with Cumulative Installations in ‘000
Kilometers for the Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

5. SOUTH EAST ASIA III-65
A.Market Analysis III-65
Outlook III-65
Pan-East Asia Route: A Review III-65
Existing Pan-East Asian Systems III-65
Proposed Pan-East Asian Systems III-65
Challenges Facing Intra-Asian Market for Submarine Cables III-66
Strategic Corporate Developments III-66
Key Players III-68
B.Market Analytics III-71
Table 49: South East Asia Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Submarine Optical Fibers Cables Analyzed with
Cumulative Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 50: South East Asia Historic Review for Submarine
Optical Fibers Cables Analyzed with Cumulative Installations
in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

6. OTHERS III-73
A.Market Analysis III-73
Outlook III-73
North America-South America Route III-73
Existing US-Brazil Cable Systems III-73
Proposed Latin American Submarine Cable Systems III-73
Cuba Gets First Undersea Cable III-74
Arctic/ Polar Route III-74
Strategic Corporate Developments III-75
B.Market Analytics III-77
Table 51: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Other
Submarine Optical Fibers Cables Analyzed with Cumulative
Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

Table 52: Historic Review for Other Submarine Optical Fibers
Cables Analyzed with Cumulative Installations in ‘000
Kilometers for the Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 111 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 120)

The United States (15)
Canada (1)
Japan (9)
Europe (28)
- France (4)
- Germany (2)
- The United Kingdom (7)
- Italy (1)
- Spain (4)
- Rest of Europe (10)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (36)
Latin America (8)
Africa (15)
Middle East (8)

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