Submarine Optical Fiber Cables - Global Strategic Business Report

Submarine Optical Fiber Cables - Global Strategic Business Report

Global Industry Analysts, Date of Publication: Mar 10, 2015, 403 Pages
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Submarine Optical Fiber Cables - Global Strategic Business Report

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

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

      Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations                       I-1
      Disclaimers                                                       I-2
      Data Interpretation & Reporting Level                             I-2
       Quantitative Techniques & 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 & 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 & 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 &
         2018) (in exabytes per month) (includes corresponding
          Graph/Chart)                                                  II-9
        Table 8: Global IP Traffic by Type of Device (2013 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 
        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 & 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 & 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 & 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 &
       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 Bandwidth™ 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 América Móvil to Develop América 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 WaveLogic™ 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 & 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 & 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 &
      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 &
      Mediterranean, Transpacific, South East Asia, and Others
      Markets for the Years 2007, 2015 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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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