Global Submarine Optical Fiber Cables Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide Cumulative Installations of Submarine Optical Fiber Cables in Thousand Kilometers.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for Africa, Transatlantic, Europe & Mediterranean, Transpacific, and South East Asia. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 118 companies including many key and niche players such as Alcatel-Lucent, Angola Cables, AT&T, Inc., Bezeq International Ltd., Bharti Airtel Limited, China United Network Communications Group Co., Ltd., Ciena Corporation, Emerald Networks, Inc., Fujitsu Limited, Globacom Limited, Gulf Bridge International, Inc., Huawei Marine Networks Co., Limited, Infinera Corporation, Interoute Communications Ltd., Kokusai Cable Ship Co., Ltd., Main One Cable Company Limited, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, NSW, NTT Communications Corporation, Orange Marine, Pacnet Limited, PCCW Global, PIPE Networks Pty Ltd., Reliance Globalcom Ltd., Seaborn Networks LLC, StarHub Ltd., Tata Communications Limited, TE SubCom, Telkom SA SOC Limited, Vodafone Global, and Xtera Communications, Inc.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONSStudy Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1Disclaimers I-2Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3Submarine Optical Fiber Cables I-3II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

Prelude II-1

Growth Drivers in a Nutshell II-1

Fiber Optics - The Preferred Transmission Medium for Undersea

Applications II-2

Internet's Rising Contribution to Economy: Need for Submarine

Cables II-2

Rising Bandwidth Demand Putting the Global Submarine Cables

Market in Overdrive II-3

Table 1: Global Used Bandwidth (2012 & 2018): Breakdown by

Internet and Private Networks (In Tbps) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 2: World Internet Usage Trends (2002-2012): Number ofInternet Users and Internet User Base Per 100 People(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 3: Worldwide Internet Usage (2006 & 2012): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Number of Internet Users for Developed and

Developing Economies (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 4: Worldwide Active Broadband (Fixed & Mobile) Per 100People (2013): Breakdown by Geographic Region (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-6Internet Traffic on the Rise II-6Table 5: Global IP Traffic by Geographic Region (2012 &2017P) (In exabytes per month) (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-7

Table 6: Global IP Traffic by Type of Device (2012 & 2017P):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Monthly IP Traffic for

Personal Computer, Television, Smartphone, Tablet, and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Rise in IP-enabled Devices Necessitates Bandwidth Capacity

Expansion II-8

Table 7: Global Mobile Internet Market (2012): Estimated

Number of Active Mobile Broadband Subscriptions (in Million)

in Developed and Developing Countries (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

Table 8: Global Mobile Broadband Market (2012): PercentageShare Breakdown of Active Mobile Broadband Subscriptions byGeographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10Decentralization of International Bandwidth Demand & CableSystems II-10Table 9: Global Used International Bandwidth by GeographicRegion (2007-2012): Ranked by % CAGR for Middle East,Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe, North America, andOceania (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11Growth in Internet Video to Trigger Use of Submarine CableSystems II-11Table 10: Consumer Internet Video Traffic by GeographicRegion (2012 & 2017P) (In exabytes per month) (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-12Mobile Videos Streaming Gathers Steam II-12Table 11: Worldwide Smartphone Penetration Rate byGeographic Region (2012) (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-13

Table 12: Global Market for Smartphones (2013E & 2017):

Breakdown of Sales (in Million Units) by Geographic Region

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Impact of Economic Uncertainties on Submarine Cables Market II-14

Saturation in Mature Markets Pushes Carriers to Seek New

Opportunities II-14

Emerging Markets Offer New World of Possibilities II-15

Lack of New Submarine Cable System Installations: A Cause of

Concern? II-15

Existing Intercontinental Submarine Cable Systems II-15

Upgrades Find Favor over New Subsea Network Installations II-16

Table 13: Global Submarine Cable Market (2007-2011):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Lit Submarine Cable Supply

Source - New Cables and Upgrades for Trans-Atlantic,

Trans-Pacific, US-Latin America, Intra-Asia and Europe-Egypt

Routes (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17

Table 14: Worldwide Submarine Cable Network Market(2009-2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of 10G, 40G and 100Gby Upgrade Technology (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18Cable Deployment Projects for New Routes on the Rise II-18Table 15: Worldwide New Submarine Cable ConstructionProjects (2011-2013): Percentage Share Breakdown ofConstruction Costs for Africa, Europe-Asia, Asia, LatinAmerica & Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Others (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-19Proposed Submarine Cable Projects Worldwide: An Overview II-19Proposed Submarine Cable Systems II-20Financing Structure of Submarine Cable Systems II-21Table 16: Funding for New Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Systems(1987-2012 & 2008-2012): Percentage Share Breakdown ofInvestment by Financier(s) includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-22Investments in New Projects: Slow Yet Steady Inflows II-22Unconventional Applications Provide Growth Opportunities II-23Creating Mesh Networks for Greater Reliability and FasterConnectivity II-23Low Latency of Cable Systems: Sought After among ElectronicTrading Companies II-24Technology Advances Promise Faster Undersea Transmissions II-24Subsea Cables Encounter Challenges due to Big Data II-25Submarine Cables: At Risk from Snooping, Natural Disasters &Financial Crisis II-25Congestion, Political Feuds Drive Submarine Cable Companies toSeek Alternate Routes II-26SLTE Market: Slowdown Affects Vendor Margins II-27Table 17: Leading Vendors in the Global Submarine SystemConstruction Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown ofRevenues for Alcatel Lucent, TE SubCom, NEC Group and Others(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-28

Table 18: 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-28

Table 19: Leading Suppliers of New Systems in the SubmarineCable Systems Market (2003-2013): Percentage Share Breakdownof New Systems Supplied for Primary Contracts forAlcatel-Lucent, TE SubCom, NEC, Fujitsu, Huawei Marine, NSW,and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29

2. SUBMARINE CABLES: AN INTRODUCTION II-30

Submarine Optical Fiber Cables II-30

History and Development II-30

Optical Telephone Cables II-31

Basic Structure of Submarine Communication Cable II-31

Other Components of Submarine Cable Network II-32

Ownership Structure in Submarine Cable Industry II-33

Submarine Cables: An Edge over Satellite Communications II-34

3. REGULATORY LANDSCAPE II-35Regulations for Cable Deployment and Protection II-352011 Omnibus Resolution on Oceans and the Law of the Sea:Glance at Key Specifications II-35A Peek into Provisions of UNCLOS for Undersea Cables II-36Convention for the Protection of Submarine Telegraph Cables II-36Australia: Legal Framework for Submarine Cables II-36

4. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS/INTRODUCTIONS II-37

Tata Communications to Introduce 100-Gbps Services on TGN-

Atlantic Submarine Fiber-Optic Cable System II-37

Xtera Communications Introduces 100G Technology for Use in

Long-Distance Undersea Cable Systems II-37

TSE-1 consortium Launch TSE-1 Submarine Cable II-37

Huawei Marine Releases RPT 1660 and BU1650 for Commercial

Availability II-37

Xtera Communications Unveils 100G Technology for Subsea Cable

Systems II-38

Expresso Telecom Group Introduces ACE Submarine Cable Station II-38

France Telecom to Introduce Fiber Optic Submarine Cable System II-39

Reliance Globalcom Introduces New Undersea Cable in Iraq II-39

South African Government and Major Telecommunications

Operators Introduce WACS Submarine Cable System II-39

ASSC-1 Communications Group Unveils Perth to Singapore

Submarine Cable System II-39

Cyprus Telecommunications Authority Installs DTN-X Platform of

Infinera II-40

Telstra Installs DTN Solution of Infinera for Optical Subsea

Network in Asia II-40

ACE Consortium Unveils ACE Submarine Cable II-41

Alcatel-Lucent and Bezeq International Launch Jonah Submarine

Cable System Linking Israel and Italy II-41

The Consortium Rolls Out West Africa Cable System II-42

Bezeq International Unveils Undersea Cable II-42

Globacom to Launch Glo-1 II-42

Hengtong Optic-Electric Rolls out New FTTH, Submarine Cable

and 4G Mobile Products II-42

Infinera Unveils Instant Bandwidth™ on DTN-X Platform II-43

Eurofiber Uses Infinera DTN Platform to Offer 100GbE Services II-43

Libyan Telecom to Launch Syyoum Project II-44

Tamares Telecom Launches Undersea Cable System II-44

Sify Technologies to Activate Capacity on Europe India Gateway

Undersea Cable System II-45

Movistar Unveils Pencan 8 Submarine Cable System Connecting

Canary Islands and Peninsula II-45

SkyVision Global Networks Introduces New Enterprise Services

in Nigeria II-45

Gulf Bridge International Introduces 100G Connectivity on

Undersea Cable Network across Gulf II-45

TelOne Introduces Fiber-Optic Link to East African Submarine

System II-45

Bharti Airtel and Consortium Launch Europe India Gateway

Submarine Cable System II-46

Reliance Globalcom Introduces Improved Version of Undersea

Cable Networks II-46

TE SubCom Secures Contract from Pacific Fibre for Submarine

Cable System II-46

Alcatel-Lucent Enters into Agreement with Australia- Singapore

Cable International II-46

KKCC Deploys Infinera Submarine Solution for Alaskan Subsea

Network Upgrade II-47

Alcatel-Lucent and Telecom Egypt Introduce TE-NORTH 40G

Undersea Cable System II-48

Nawras and Tata Communications Unveil Undersea Cable System

Network II-48

STE and Cyta to Unveil ALASIA Undersea Cable Linking System II-48

India-Middle East-Western Europe Group Launches Undersea

Optical Fiber Cable II-49

France Telecom-led Consortium to Unveil LION 2 Undersea Cable II-49

Bharti Airtel-led Consortium Unveils Undersea Cable System II-49

Bharti Airtel-led Consortium Launches EASSy Cable Undersea System II-49

Bezeq International and Alcatel-Lucent to Develop High-Speed

Submarine Cable System II-50

NEC Completes Integrated Submarine-Cable Ocean Observation

Project for Taiwan II-50

Reliance Globalcom Establishes World's First Mediterranean Hub

and Gateway at Cyprus II-51

Xtera Communications Launches Nu-Wave XLR II-52

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-53Angola Cables Inks Agreement with Epsilon Telecommunications II-53Alcatel-Lucent and WACS Ink Submarine Agreement II-53CWC and Columbus Ink Strategic Alliance II-53Fujitsu and NEC Conclude Construction of Asia Submarine-cableExpress System II-54NEC Secures Supply Contract from Chunghwa Telecom II-54Ezecom and Telekom Malaysia Ink MoU II-54Alcatel-Lucent to Divest Submarine-cable Unit II-55Global Caribbean Fiber Selects Ciena for Upgrading AntillesCrossing Submarine Network II-55Tata Communications Upgrades TGN-Atlantic Sub-Sea Cable System II-55China Unicom Unveils Undersea Fiber-Optic Cable to Link Taiwanand China II-55TE SubCom Upgrades Trans-Pacific Express Submarine Cable System II-56Alcatel-Lucent and América Móvil to Develop América Móvil 1Submarine Cable System II-56Ciena and Farice to Jointly Upgrade DANICE Submarine Cable System II-57Alcatel-Lucent Upgrades Trans-Pacific Cable System II-57KDDI Chooses Infinera DTN-X with Instant Bandwidth™ for 100GUpgrade of Cable System II-58Infinera Supplies Infinera DTN-X Platform to OVH II-58Infinera Supplies DTN-X Platform to Pacnet II-59Pacnet to Deploy Integrated OTN Switching and 100 Gb/s OpticalMesh Network II-59Reliance Globalcom Upgrades Trans-Atlantic FA-1 South Sub-seaNetwork with GeoMesh II-60OSI Awards Supply Contract to TE SubCom for the POSEIDONSubmarine Cable Project II-60OTMT Enters into an Agreement with Telecom Egypt II-60Omantel Signs Agreement to Construct BBG Submarine Cable System II-61Orange Tunisia and Tunisiana Ink Agreement with Interoute toCommission Didon Submarine Cable II-61ECFS Consortium Chooses Xtera to Upgrade Festoon Subsea CableSystem II-61Reliance JioInfocomm Inks Agreement with Bharti Airtel InkAgreement for Using Undersea Cable II-62Telstra Inks MOU with SubPartners to Build APX West SubmarineCable II-62SEACOM to Construct SAMS Cable II-62NTT Installs Upgraded 100Gbps Digital Coherent Technology onTrans-Pacific Route II-63PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia to Acquire Controlling Interest inPacnet II-63Alcatel-Lucent Bags Contract to Upgrade MAYA-1 Submarine CableSystem II-63Oceanteam Shipping and WIND Form Joint Venture II-64TIME dotCom Berhad Signs Construction and Maintenance Agreement II-64Angola Cables and Telebras Ink Agreement II-65PCCW Global Collaborates with Ciena to Upgrade RNAL Cable System II-65Main One Cable Renews Marine Maintenance Contract withAlcatel-Lucent II-65Telebras and IslaLink Ink Memorandum of Understanding forSubmarine Cable Network II-66Chunghwa Telecom Completes Work on Kinmen- Xiamen SubmarineCable System II-66Tamares Telecom Deploys Xtera's Nu-Wave Optima Platform inSubmarine Line Terminal Equipment Configuration II-66Alcatel-Lucent Signs Agreement with Main One Cable Company forRenewing Maintenance Contract II-66Angola Cable Launches Angola-Brazil Undersea Cable System II-67Telefonica International Wholesale Services to UpgradeUndersea Cable System with Infinera DTN-X Platform II-67PIPE Networks to Upgrade Submarine Cable System with InfineraDTN-X Platform II-68Mitsubishi Electric Completes Upgrade of India-Middle East-Western Europe Cable Network System II-68Gulf Bridge International and Xtera Communications IntroduceRepeatered Submarine Cable System II-69Reliance Globalcom to Upgrade FLAG Europe-Asia UnderseaNetwork with Ciena's WaveLogic™ 100G Networking Solutions II-69Tata Communications Completes Construction of Tata GlobalNetwork-Eurasia Cable System II-70Vodafone Acquires Cable and Wireless Worldwide II-70Emerald Networks Selects TE SubCom II-71ACPL, IOCPL and Global Marine Renew Undersea Cable MaintenanceContracts II-71Global Marine Bags Cable Maintenance Contract for the NAZ II-71ASSC-1 to Establish New Perth to Singapore ASSC-1 SubmarineCable System II-71NTT Communications Announces ASE Link to Hong Kong II-72GlobeNet Announces Extension of Subsea Network to Colombia II-72GBI Connects Undersea Cable to Iraq II-73SomCable Selects Bluwan for Expanding High-Speed WirelessInternet Service in Somalia II-73Seaborn Networks to Establish Direct Link between New York andSao Paulo II-73LION2 Undersea Fiber-Optic Cable System Adds Kenya to LIONNetwork II-73Digicel Announces FibraLink Extension to Haiti II-74Sify Technologies Sets Up Subsea Cable Landing Station in Mumbai II-74Sify, MENA Submarine Cable System S.A.E., Enter LPA II-74TE SubCom Announces Completion of TGN-Gulf and TGN-EA UnderseaCables II-74Telmax Obtains Approval for AMX-1 Submarine Cable from SEMARNAT II-75Tonga Cable Selects Alcatel-Lucent for Laying Undersea CableLinks II-75Angolan Government Opens Submarine Cable Station II-75Latin American Nautilus Upgrades its Submarine Network II-76Ciena® Corporation Collaborates with LION2 Consortium II-76Main One Increases Lit Capacity on Submarine Fibre Optic CableSystem II-77SCCN and AARNet Enhance Capacity II-77CALIENT to Provide Photonic Switching to SCCN II-78Batelco and GBI Enter into Agreement II-79Huawei Marine Inks Construction Contract for HiberniaAtlantic's GFN Project Express Segment II-79Phase3 Telecom and Main One Ink Partnership Agreement II-79Sidera Selects Seaborn for Expanding Network in Sao Paulo, Brazil II-80Scripps and Pacific Marine Environmental LaboratoryCollaborate with TE SubCom II-80NTT Communications and Asian Telecommunication Carriers SignAgreement II-81KT and Global Consortium Collaborates for High- SpeedSubmarine Communications Cables II-81Level 3 Communications Acquires Global Crossing II-81Kokusai Cable Ship and Xtera Communications Receive Contractfor Building GOKI Submarine Cable System from AT&T II-82Vodafone and Pacific Fibre Sign Agreement II-82TE SubCom and Global Nexus Telecommunications Ink Supply Contract II-82Donghwa Telecom to Invest in Joint Venture for Southeast AsiaJapan Cable II-83Digicel Obtains Submarine Cable Carrier License from Office ofthe Utilities Regulations II-83NEC and Fujitsu Sign Agreement for Asia Submarine- CableExpress System II-83StarHub, Philippine Long Distance Telephone and NTTCommunications Ink Agreement II-84NEC and TE SubCom Secures Contract from South- East Asia JapanCable (SJC) System Consortium II-84Telekom Malaysia BHDTM to Invest in Cahaya Malaysia II-85NEC Inks Deal with Nippon Telegraph & Telephone II-85China United, Taiwan International Gateway, Far EasTone andChunghwa Telecom Ink MoU II-85Tyco Electronics Subsea Communications to Offer 40G Upgrade II-85Netriplex Extends Global Network to Amsterdam and London II-85Interoute Successfully Deploys Infinera's 500 Gbps PICs II-86MedNautilus Selects Infinera to Upgrade Subsea Network II-86Columbus Networks Selects Repeatered Submarine Line TerminalEquipment of Xtera II-87Kokusai Cable Ship and Xtera Communications Obtain Contractfrom AT&T to Establish GOKI Submarine Cable System II-87Xtera and LIME Deploy Caribbean East West Cable Network II-88Reliance Globalcom Selects 40G Optical Networking Solution ofCiena to Upgrade FNAL Submarine Network II-89NTT Communications to Upgrade PC-1 Submarine Cable System II-89Reliance Globalcom Upgrades Submarine Cable System II-90Caucasus Online and TE SubCom Sign Contract to UpgradeCaucasus Submarine Cable System II-90Columbus Networks and TE SubCom to Enter into Partnership toUpgrade CFX-1 Submarine Cable System II-90TE SubCom Upgrades Submarine Cable System II-90Alcatel-Lucent and TE SubCom Expand Pacific End-to-EndMaintenance Program II-91LITC Commissions New Enhanced Submarine Cable SystemConnecting Libya to Italy II-91Huawei Marine Commissions MKCS II-91MTN to Extend WACS to Ghana II-92NEC Enters into Contract with Consortium of Companies II-92France Telecom-Orange Takes Over Elettra- Sincrotrone Triestefrom Telecom Italia II-93Government of Nigeria Inks Agreement with eFive Telecoms andSeacom II-93Vodafone Qatar Inks Agreement with Gulf Bridge International II-93du Inks Agreement with Gulf Bridge International II-93Gulf Bridge International Inks Agreement with IraqTelecommunications and Post II-94Sify Technologies Inks Agreement with Gulf Bridge International II-94Gulf Bridge International Enters into Partnership with Pacnet II-94Alcatel-Lucent Enters into Contract with Seychelles Cable System II-95CanaLink and Alcatel-Lucent Ink Contract for Submarine CableNetwork II-95Sify Enters into Agreement with Gulf Bridge II-96Gulf Bridge and Qtel Sign Landing Party Agreement II-96Galaxy Backbone and Main One Cable Company Partner to DeliverSuperior Voice and Data Services II-96

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-97

Alcatel-Lucent (France) II-97

Angola Cables (Angola) II-97

AT&T, Inc. (US) II-97

Bezeq International Ltd. (Israel) II-98

Bharti Airtel Limited (India) II-99

China United Network Communications Group Co., Ltd. (Hong Kong) II-99

Ciena Corporation (US) II-100

Emerald Networks, Inc. (US) II-100

Fujitsu Limited (Japan) II-101

Globacom Limited (Nigeria) II-101

Gulf Bridge International, Inc. (US) II-102

Huawei Marine Networks Co., Limited (China) II-102

Infinera Corporation (US) II-102

Interoute Communications Ltd. (UK) II-103

Kokusai Cable Ship Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-103

Main One Cable Company Limited (Nigeria) II-104

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan) II-104

NSW (Germany) II-105

NTT Communications Corporation (Japan) II-105

Orange Marine (France) II-106

Pacnet Limited (Singapore, Hong Kong) II-106

PCCW Global (Hong Kong) II-106

PIPE Networks Pty Ltd (Australia) II-107

Reliance Globalcom Ltd. (UK) II-107

Seaborn Networks LLC (US) II-107

StarHub Ltd. (Singapore) II-107

Tata Communications Limited (India) II-108

TE SubCom (US) II-109

Telkom SA SOC Limited (South Africa) II-109

Vodafone Global (UK) II-110

Xtera Communications, Inc. (US) II-110

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-111Table 20: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis forSubmarine Cables (Optical Fibers) by Geographic Region -Africa, Transatlantic, Europe & Mediterranean, Transpacific,South East Asia, and Others Markets Independently Analyzedwith Cumulative Installations in '000 Kilometers for the Years2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-111

Table 21: World Historic Review for Submarine Cables (Optical

Fibers) by Geographic Region - Africa, Transatlantic, Europe &

Mediterranean, Transpacific, South East Asia, and Others

Markets Independently Analyzed with Cumulative Installations

in '000 Kilometers for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-112

Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Submarine Cables(Optical Fibers) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdownof Cumulative Installations for Africa, Transatlantic, Europe &Mediterranean, Transpacific, South East Asia, and OthersMarkets for the Years 2004, 2013 & 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-113III. MARKET

1. AFRICA III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Need for Connectivity Drives Focus onto Submarine Cables III-1

Existing West African & East African Intercontinental Systems III-2

Imminent Explosion in International Connectivity through

Submarine Cables III-2

Proposed Sub-Saharan African Intercontinental Systems III-2

High-Capacity Submarine Cables to Wire-up Africa III-3

Emergence of VoIP Services III-3

African Countries Take Measures to Control High Cost of

Bandwidth III-3

New Submarine Cables to Boost Internet Connectivity in Africa III-4

Extending Connectivity to Land-locked Nations is Key for

Future Growth III-4

Seacom, Eassy Experience Problems on Undersea Cable Systems III-4

East Africa III-5

Submarine Cable Systems Spur Demand for Broadband Internet

Services III-5

Surging Demand for Mobile Communications & Internet Services III-5

West Africa III-5

Launch of New Cable Systems to Bring Broadband Connectivity III-5

Southern Africa III-6

Nigeria III-6

Submarine Cable Systems to Drive-down Bandwidth Prices III-6

Delay in Approval for National Broadband Policy Affects

Investments III-7

Product/Service Launches III-7

Strategic Corporate Developments III-11

Key Players III-17

B.Market Analytics III-19

Table 23: African Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Submarine Cables (Optical Fibers) Analyzed with

Cumulative Installations in '000 Kilometers for the Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 24: African Historic Review for Submarine Cables(Optical Fibers) Analyzed with Cumulative Installations in'000 Kilometers for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

2. TRANSATLANTIC III-20

A.Market Analysis III-20

Transatlantic: The Largest Submarine Cable Route III-20

A Glance at Existing Transatlantic Cable Systems III-21

Planned Transatlantic Cable Systems III-21

Table 25: Activated Transatlantic Capacity (2007-2012) (In

Gbps) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

The United States III-22

US Government Tightens Control on Undersea Cable Services

and Systems III-22

The New Framework and its Objectives III-22

Latin America III-23

Overview III-23

Table 26: International Bandwidth Demand in South America

(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown by Country (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

New Wave of Projects Hit Latin America III-24

Brazil: A Lucrative Connectivity Target for Submarine Cable

Projects III-25

Product/Service Launches III-25

Strategic Corporate Developments III-28

Key Players III-31

B.Market Analytics III-35

Table 27: Transatlantic Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Submarine Cables (Optical Fibers) Analyzed with

Cumulative Installations in '000 Kilometers for the Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 28: Transatlantic Historic Review for Submarine Cables(Optical Fibers) Analyzed with Cumulative Installations in'000 Kilometers for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

3. EUROPE & MEDITERRANEAN III-36

A.Market Analysis III-36

Outlook III-36

South Asia & Middle East Submarine Cable Route: A Review III-36

Existing South Asian Interregional Systems III-36

Proposed South Asian Interregional Systems III-37

Submarine Cables in Asia: High Growth Opportunities III-37

India: Submarine Cables Market on Expansion Mode III-37

Telecom Majors Team Up for Submarine Cable Projects III-38

Monopoly Allegations in CLS Sector Hits Submarine Cables

Market III-39

Accidental & Intentional Threats Affect Communications III-40

The Middle East III-40

Limited Submarine Cable Systems Lead to High Broadband Prices III-40

Egypt: An Important Host of Submarine Cables III-40

Product/Service Launches III-41

Strategic Corporate Developments III-46

Key Players III-53

B.Market Analytics III-57

Table 29: Europe & Mediterranean Recent Past, Current and

Future Analysis for Submarine Cables (Optical Fibers)

Analyzed with Cumulative Installations in '000 Kilometers

for the Years 2010 through 2018 (includes orresponding

Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 30: Europe & Mediterranean Historic Review forSubmarine Cables (Optical Fibers) Analyzed with CumulativeInstallations in '000 Kilometers for the Years 2004 through2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

4. TRANSPACIFIC III-58

A.Market Analysis III-58

Outlook III-58

Transpacific Route: A Brief Review III-58

Table 31: Activated Transpacific Capacity (2007-2012) (in

Gbps) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Existing Transpacific Cable Systems III-59

Planned Transpacific Cable Systems III-60

Japan: Earthquake and Tsunami Disrupt Fiber-Optic Submarine

Cables III-60

Australia & New Zealand III-60

Existing Australia/New Zealand Intercontinental Systems III-60

Proposed Australia/New Zealand Intercontinental Systems III-61

High Cost of Internet Data Transmission over Submarine Cables III-61

Creating Mesh Networks for Greater Reliability and Faster

Connectivity III-62

Pacific Fibre's New Cable Plan Collapses III-62

New Cables: Still a Viable Proposition? III-62

Strategic Corporate Developments III-62

Key Players III-71

B.Market Analytics III-74

Table 32: Transpacific Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Submarine Cables (Optical Fibers) Analyzed with

Cumulative Installations in '000 Kilometers for the Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 33: Transpacific Historic Review for Submarine Cables(Optical Fibers) Analyzed with Cumulative Installations in'000 Kilometers for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

5. SOUTH EAST ASIA III-75

A.Market Analysis III-75

Outlook III-75

Pan-East Asia Route: A Review III-75

Existing Pan-East Asian Systems III-75

Proposed Pan-East Asian Systems III-75

Challenges Facing Intra-Asian Market for Submarine Cables III-75

Product/Service Launches III-76

Strategic Corporate Developments III-77

Key Players III-84

B.Market Analytics III-87

Table 34: South East Asia Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Submarine Cables (Optical Fibers) Analyzed with

Cumulative Installations in '000 Kilometers for the Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87

Table 35: South East Asia Historic Review for SubmarineCables (Optical Fibers) Analyzed with CumulativeInstallations in '000 Kilometers for the Years 2004 through2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88

6. OTHERS III-89

A.Market Analysis III-89

Outlook III-89

North America-South America Route III-89

Existing US-Brazil Cable Systems III-89

Proposed Latin American Submarine Cable Systems III-90

Cuba Gets First Undersea Cable III-90

Arctic/ Polar Route III-90

Strategic Corporate Developments III-91

B.Market Analytics III-98

Table 36: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Other

Submarine Cables (Optical Fibers) Market Analyzed with

Cumulative Installations in '000 Kilometers for the Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-98

Table 37: Historic Review for Other Submarine Cables(Optical Fibers) Market Analyzed with CumulativeInstallations in '000 Kilometers for the Years 2004 through2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-98IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 118 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 127)

The United States (20)Japan (11)Europe (30)- France (4)- Germany (2)- The United Kingdom (10)- Italy (2)- Spain (3)- Rest of Europe (9)Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (33)Latin America (7)Africa (16)Middle East (10)To order this report: Global Submarine Optical Fiber Cables Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p01658728/Global-Submarine-Optical-Fiber-Cables-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Network_Equipment

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